Philosophy (PHIL)

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 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 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 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 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 399  - Independent Study  (3-9 Credits)  

Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research