2014-2015 Catalog


Philosophy

Division V Chair: S. Gowler

Program Chair: E. Pearson

Philosophy Faculty: J. Butler, R. Hoag and E. Pearson

 

http://www.berea.edu/phi/

The Philosophy Program offers courses in the discipline of Philosophy. In this discipline, the Program provides opportunities to explore diverse philosophic points of view, to develop abilities to reflect critically and constructively on a wide variety of important questions, and to cultivate abilities to communicate well through constructive engagement with others’ ideas and ways of thinking. Students are encouraged to develop their own intelligence and capacities for careful thought in addressing texts and topics both historical and contemporary.

Philosophy

Study in philosophy engages questions about how one should live, our place in the universe, the nature of thought, and ways of knowing. Philosophic inquiry involves carefully structured, thoughtful engagement with others and with texts. Courses are designed to enhance students’ abilities to pursue informed, adequate responses to philosophic questions about various topics of both historical and contemporary concern.

The Philosophy curriculum provides a major and minor for students who are interested in a variety of careers to seek the breadth, depth, and reasoned rigor of philosophic thinking. The Program offers for all students introductory courses to explore the character of Philosophy, and complements studies in other fields such as law, medicine, politics, science, religion, art, and education. Students in Philosophy have successfully pursued further graduate study in various fields, have entered the world of work in many kinds of organizations, and have addressed social issues through law and other means.

Philosophy Course Sequencing Table:

Please be aware that the table below represents current planning and is subject to change based on faculty availability and student interest.  It is not meant to represent any guarantee to the student that the courses will be offered in the term in which they are currently planned.

Course

Fall 14

Spring 15

Fall 15

Spring 16

Fall 16

Spring 17

PHI 100

 

X

 

X

 

X

PHI 104

X

 

X

 

X

 

PHI 106

 

X

 

X

 

X

PHI 204

 

X

 

X

 

X

PHI 207

X

 

 

 X

 

PHI 209

 

 

 

 X

 

PHI 212

 

 

 

 

 

PHI 214

 

 

 

X

 

X

PHI 215

 

 

 

X

 

PHI 218

 

 

 X

 

 

 

PHI 224

 

 

 X

 

 

PHI 230

X

 

 

 

X

 

PHI 240

X

 

 

 

X

 

PHI 250

 

 

 

X

 

 

PHI 305

X

 

X

 

X

 

PHI 310

 

X

 

 

 

X

PHI 315

 

 

 

X

 

 

PHI 380

 

X

 

X

 

X

PHI 480

 

X

 

X

 

X