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Fall 2024 COURSES

The following courses are offered during the Fall 2024 semester.  Please view the Moravian University Course Catalog for a complete listing of the Philosophy Department course offerings.

Fall 2024 Schedule

Course CodeTitleInstructorDaysStart TimeEnd TimeLinC
PHIL 120 AIntroduction to PhilosophyNaraghiMon, Wed Online (Synchronous)10:30 a.m.11:40 a.m.M3
PHIL 120 BIntroduction to PhilosophyBurekMon, Wed1:30 p.m.2:40 p.m.M3
PHIL 222 AEthicsMoellerOnline (Asynchronous)  M3
PHIL 241AAncient PhilosophyNaraghiMon, Wed
Online (Synchronous)
12:00 p.m.1:10 p.m.M3
PHIL 265 AFeminist PhilosophyMoellerOnline (Asynchronous)  U2
PHIL 265 BFeminist PhilosophyMoellerOnline (Asynchronous)  U2
PHIL 279 APhilosophy of LawNaraghiMon, Wed Online (Synchronous)1:30 p.m.2:40 p.m.U2
PHIL 291 AST: Introduction to the Philosophy of ScienceNaraghiTue, Thu
Online (Synchronous)
3:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.U1

100-Level Courses

PHIL 120 A and 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) 

PHIL 241 A: Ancient Philosophy

A critical examination of the history of Greek philosophy including the pre-Socratics, Thales, Anaxagoras, Parmenides, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Plato and Aristotle.(M3) 

PHIL 265 A and B: Feminist Philosophy

An exploration of a diversity of feminist writing. Students consider questions such as: How do the legacies of gender inequality persist today? What would gender justice look like? Is there such thing as gender-neutral point of view? And how do gender, race, class and sexuality relate? (U2) 

PHIL 279 A: Philosophy of Law

Philosophy of law or jurisprudence is the application of the rational techniques of the discipline of a philosophy to the subject matter of law. In this course, on one hand, students study the meaning of such concepts as law, legal obligation, legal punishment, and so on. (What is known as analytic jurisprudence.) Also they explore the relation between law and morally, or more specifically, they try to figure out whether legal institutions in general, or particular legal systems, or legal practices are morally acceptable-and if not, how to make them so. (What is known as normative jurisprudence.) (U2) 

PHIL 291 A: ST: Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

A study of what is science, how it works, what distinguishes it from other disciplines, and what is the nature and value of scientific inquiry and scientific theories. More specifically, in this course, you study the following topics: Different theories/conceptions on the nature of science and scientific methods. The relation between science and society and how science can influence society and how it can be influenced by social norms and values. The relation between science and gender, and more specifically, how feminism challenges and changes our conception of science. And finally, the major philosophical problems in Physics, Biology, and Psychology. (U1). Open to juniors and seniors only.