Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 101  - Special Topics in Philosophy  (3 Credits)  

Topics selected by the instructor for specialized study. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by title.

PHIL 102  - Introduction to Philosophy  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the main problems of philosophy and its methods of inquiry, analysis, and criticism. Works of important philosophers will be read. Honors section offered.

PHIL 111  - Introduction to Logic II  (3 Credits)  

Philosophical foundations of inductive inference, including probability, statistics, and decision theory; application of the methods and results of inductive inference to philosophical problems such as the problem of rationality, epistemology, theory confirmation, social and political philosophy.

Prerequisites: At least one of the following: PSYC 227; SOCY 220; STAT 110, STAT 112, STAT 201, STAT 205, or STAT 206; MGSC 291.

Carolina Core: ARP

PHIL 114  - Introduction to Formal Logic I  (3 Credits)  

Formal logic, including foundational logical concepts, syntax and semantics of first-order logic; derivations; applications.

Carolina Core: ARP

PHIL 210  - Philosophical Themes in Literature  (3 Credits)  

Selected philosophical problems as they are presented in imaginative and theoretical literature. Works of fiction and philosophical treatments of issues involved in them will be read and discussed.

PHIL 211  - Contemporary Moral Issues  (3 Credits)  

Moral issues confronting men and women in contemporary society. Topics will vary but may include discussion of problems related to abortion, drugs, euthanasia, war, social engineering, and punishment of criminals.

Carolina Core: VSR

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service, GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

PHIL 301  - Ancient Philosophy  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the work of ancient philosophers, with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.

Cross-listed course: CLAS 301

PHIL 302  - Greek and Roman Philosophy after Aristotle  (3 Credits)  

Problems such as hedonism, providence, belief and evidence, and mysticism, as they appear in the writings of Epicureans, Stoics, Sceptics, and Plotinus.

Cross-listed course: CLAS 302

PHIL 303  - History of Medieval Philosophy  (3 Credits)  

Major philosophical traditions in the Middle Ages.

PHIL 304  - Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Philosophy  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to Continental and British philosophy running roughly from Descartes through Kant.

PHIL 305  - Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Philosophy  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to Continental and British philosophy since Kant through study of the works of representative philosophers. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of Idealism, Marxism, Existentialism and Phenomenology, and analytic philosophy.

PHIL 310  - American Philosophy  (3 Credits)  

The principal movements of philosophical thought from Colonial times to the present, with special emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

PHIL 311  - Existentialism  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to existentialist themes in contemporary philosophy, literature, psychology, and religion. The writings of existentialists such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Camus, Sartre, Buber, May, and Binswanger will be read and discussed.

PHIL 320  - Ethics  (3 Credits)  

A study of the moral principles of conduct and the basic concepts underlying these principles, such as good, evil, right, wrong, justice, value, duty, and obligation. The ethical works of influential philosophers are analyzed in terms of these concepts.

Carolina Core: VSR

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

PHIL 324  - Business Ethics  (3 Credits)  

Ethical problems in business; application to business situations of philosophical theories of individual, corporate, and governmental rights and responsibilities.

Carolina Core: VSR

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

PHIL 330  - Social and Political Philosophy  (3 Credits)  

An overview of major themes in political philosophy such as the nature of politics, obligation, community, representation, freedom, equality, and justice.

Cross-listed course: POLI 300

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

PHIL 341  - Philosophy and Film  (3 Credits)  

Selected philosophical problems as they are presented in feature and documentary films.