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Fall 2023 COURSES

The following courses are offered during the Fall 2023 semester.  Please view the Moravian University Course Catalog for a complete listing of the Philosophy Department course offerings.

Fall 2023 Schedule

Course Code Title Instructor Days Start Time End Time LinC
PHIL 120 A Introduction to Philosophy Burak Tue 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. M3
PHIL 222 A Ethics Moeller Tue, Thu 3:30 p.m. 4:40 p.m. M3
PHIL 224 A Applied Ethics Naraghi Tue, Thu 12:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m. U2
PHIL 281A Topics in Ethics: Race & Film Moeller Online (Asynchronous)     M3
PHIL 281 B Topics in Ethics: Race & Film Moeller Online (Asynchronous)     M3
PHIL 351 A WI: Epistemology Naraghi Tue, Thu 2:00 p.m. 3:10 p.m. W1

100-Level Courses

PHIl 120 A and PHIL 120 B: Introduction to Philosophy

Tasks and the subject matters of philosophy, including the major theories of reality, knowledge, religion, morality and social justice. Attention to several classic philosophical texts as primary source readings. (M3)

200-Level Courses

PHIL 222 A: Ethics

Formulating principles defining the good human being and to applying these to relevant problems of vocation and social and political justice. (M3) Moeller.

PHIL 224 A: Applied Ethics

A study of the application of ethical theory to complex real and fictitious cases concerning contemporary moral issues such as euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, animal rights, cloning, torture, same sex marriage, etc. (U2) Naraghi.

PHIL 281 A and B: Topics in Ethics: Race & Film

A study of the relationship among race, identities, experiences, film, and ethics. Some of the issues discussed are: How do our unique experiences shape our moral views? How are those experiences shaped by such differences as race, culture, gender, and family background? Can we gain moral knowledge from the testimonies of others? (If so, how? If not, why not?) How can film provide such testimonies? How can film disrupt our very tendency to think of film as representing reality - whether as it is or as it should be?Why are some films labelled "Black" or "African American"? What are such labels said to mean? So too with films labelled "Native American," or "Indian," or "Indigenous," or "Latinx," or "Asian" or "Asian-American"? Are any films labelled "White" or "European-American"? Why or why not? What can we learn from studying critically how we think about films? How can we respond ethically to fims? We will explore these issues through critical engagement with films. Students can do traditional papers and exams but also will have the option of alternative, customized, original, creative and/or other projects. (Repeatable) (M3) Moeller.

300-Level Courses 

PHIL 351 A: WI: Epistemology 

Philosophical inquiry into the nature of knowledge, kinds of experience, belief and truth, justification and verification. Writing-intensive. Prerequiste: Philosophy 120 or permission of the instructor. (W1) Naraghi.