Department of Philosophy of Worldviews Course Offerings

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225 Logic (3).
A study of the principles of correct reasoning, contrasting them with fallacious reasoning. Homework assignments enable the student to recognize arguments and to determine whether they are logical or not. (Fall, even years)
227 Ethics (3).
A critical philosophical examination of contemporary moral issues such as abortion, euthanasia, prejudice and equality, war, capital punishment, and issues in business and medical ethics. (Fall, odd years)
275 Aesthetics (3).
A study of questions such as (1) "What is art?" (2) "What are the criteria for determining good from bad art?" (3) "What is the relationship of art to morality and truth?" (4) "Is beauty objective or in the eye of the beholder?" Consideration is given as to how this fits into a Christian world and life view. (Fall only)
321, 322 History of Ancient and Modern Philosophy (3, 3).
321: A study of major philosophical thinkers from the pre-Socratics to the end of the Middle Ages. Special attention will be given to Plato's and Aristotle's thoughts and their influence on Christian thought.
322: A study of major philosophical thinkers from Bacon to the present. Special attention is given to comparing and contrasting Modernity and Post-modernity with Christian thought. (Fall, odd years; spring, even years)
337 Epistemology (3).
A study of knowledge. We consider questions such as (1) "What is knowledge?" (2) "How is it attained?" (3) "What are its limits?" (4) "Are we able to have knowledge of God?" Special attention is given to the attempts of contemporary Christian thinkers to show the rationality of the Christian faith. (Spring, even years)