Course List

Social Philosophy -

PHIL 206 A

Instructor: Dr. Monica L. Vilhauer
Block: 11
Time: T/TH 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: WEST 311
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to social-political philosophy. Taking the social nature of human life as its basic premise, this course aims to investigate who we are as political animals, what effect the social order in which we live has upon us, and what type of social order would enable us to achieve our highest human potential. The course considers such issues as: the fit ruler and the just state; the social contract; rights, laws, and duties; individual freedom; equality, diversity, and tolerance; repres

Early Western Philosophy -

PHIL 251 A

Instructor: Dr. Monica L. Vilhauer
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: WEST 111
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An analysis of the history of Western thought from the rise of classical philosophy with the pre-Socratic philosophers and the pivotal figures of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, through the evolution of classical thought in Hellenistic philosophies and medieval thinkers such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Plato -

PHIL 301 A

Instructor: Dr. Monica L. Vilhauer
Block: 7A
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: WEST 325
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Previous PHIL course or permission

Catalog Description:

An introduction to Plato. Through an examinationof key texts in Plato's corpus, student will beexposed to major issues in Plato's thought. Theseinclude Socratic method and education, dialogueand dialetic, philosophy and rhetoric, the Forms,recollection, justice and the good life, love andfriendship, art and images, myth and reason. AsPlato's corpus is quite large, the particularselection of texts and the thematic lens throughwhich these major issues in Plato are examined mayvary.