Catalog Review

For Course Qualities In Effect For 2012-13

Process Date: 28-JUL-2014

PHIL - Philosophy

100 INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY:PROBLEMS Active
  Long Title: Introduction to Philosophy: Problems  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: Recommended for freshmen and sophomores
Description: An introduction to philosophical analysis and intensive study of selected philosophical classics. Topics include the existence of God, the problem of evil, problems of knowledge, the relationship between mind and body, free will, determinism, and moral obligation. Recommended for freshmen and sophomores.

105 INTRO TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE Active
  Long Title: Introduction to Cognitive Science  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of how the mind works. Discussion of tools, theories, and assumptions from philosophy, psychology, computer science, neuroscience, and linguistics. Topics will include perception, language, reasoning, and emotion.

115 FOOD ETHICS Active
  Long Title: Food Ethics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: Eating has become a complicated activity. We will examine some of the hard ethical questions facing policymakers and individuals: How should government regulate our food choices? When, if ever, is it ethical to eat animals? Are there any moral reasons to favor local food producers? Is gluttony a moral fault?

120 INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ETHICS Active
  Long Title: Applied Ethics: Introduction to Biomedical Ethics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHIL 120 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: Recommended for freshmen and sophomores
Description: The course will examine moral dilemmas created or intensified by recent advances in medical technology and study ways of analyzing those dilemmas to make them more tractable. We will focus on examples such as euthanasia and the right to die, abortion, behavior modification, allocation of scarce medical resources, in vitro fertilization, genetic screening and engineering, and human experimentation.

130 MEDITATION & VIRTUE Active
  Long Title: Meditation and Virtue: Contemplative and Analytic Perspectives on Character  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 03 - Standard Plus Additional Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: Recommended for freshmen and sophomores
Description: This course focuses on different theories of the good and of the virtues that lead to a good life. It covers a variety of readings that discuss the good and the good life and also critically examines a variety of meditations designed to cultivate moral virtues. Requirements for the class include writing two papers and undertaking a daily meditation practice.

140 INTRO TO PHIL:KNOWING&VALUING Active
  Long Title: Introduction to Philosophy: Knowing and Valuing  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: Recommended for freshmen and sophomores
Description: Is there a plausible distinction between (real!) knowing and (mere!) opinion? Can we make any warranted claims about how humans might best lead meaningful lives? We will carefully analyze the responses to such questions offered by Plato and by two 20th-century philosophers.

150 SYMBOLIC LOGIC Active
  Long Title: Symbolic Logic  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 45 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: Recommended for freshmen and sophomores
Description: Formal study of the notions of validity, consistency, and equivalence in the languages of sentential logic and predicate logic, plus an introduction to semantics for these languages.

191 DIRECTED STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

200 HISTORY PHIL:PLATO & ARISTOTLE Active
  Long Title: History of Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, sophomore standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of themes in selected classical Greek tragedies and their development in the philosophies of Plato (The Republic, Gorgias) and Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics).

210 EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: History of Philosophy: Early Modern Philosophy  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, sophomore standing, or consent of instructor
Description: We will explore some exciting developments of the 16th and 17th centuries. Specifically, we will look at how the scientific study of the mind began to emerge in the wake of the scientific revolution. The works of the French philosopher and mathematician, Rene Descartes, will serve as our window into this period. We will examine Descartes' epistemology, especially his theory of clear and distinct ideas, and investigate how this relates to his dualistic theory of mind. We will also read excerpts from some of Descartes' contemporaries, such as Thomas Hobbes and Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia.

220 BERKELEY HUME KANT & MILL Active
  Long Title: History of Philosophy: Berkeley, Hume, Kant, and Mill  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, sophomore standing, or consent of the instructor.
Description: An examination of selected works of 18th- and 19th-century philosophers. Epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics are emphasized.

230 EARLY ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: History of Philosophy: Early Analytic Philosophy  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, sophomore standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of the early 20th-century works of G. E. Moore and Bertrand Russell against the background of the then-dominant Hegelian Idealism.

240 HISTORY PHIL:AMER PRAGMATISTS Active
  Long Title: History of Philosophy: The American Pragmatists  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, sophomore standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of the attempts by pragmatists such as C. S. Peirce, William James, and John Dewey to reconceptualize “traditional” issues in Western philosophy.

270 BRITISH EMPIRICISTS Active
  Long Title: British Empiricists  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, sophomore standing, or consent of the instructor
Description: An introduction to the philosophy of Locke, Berkeley and Hume. Topics which will be covered include the theory of ideas, experience and observation, realism, idealism and skepticism.

300 EPISTEMOLOGY Active
  Long Title: Epistemology  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of some basic questions concerning the nature and extent of human knowledge, focusing on the topics of skepticism, justification, certainty, the a priori and the a posteriori, and analyses of knowledge.

305 EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Experimental Philosophy  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An introduction to experimental philosophy. The course will examine the ways in which experimental techniques can be applied to problems in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, ethics, and other subfields of philosophy. Special attention will be paid to the question of whether experimental research is a legitimate methodology for philosophy.

310 METAPHYSICS Active
  Long Title: Metaphysics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of some central philosophical questions about reality, such as: What basic kinds of things are there? Is truth always and only relative to a conceptual scheme? What is the nature of necessity and possibility? What is the nature of change over time?

320 ETHICS Active
  Long Title: Ethics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of theories about how we should live. Issues include the role of rights, duties, and virtues in decision making, the scope of morality, the limits of our obligations to others, and the foundations of morality.

325 METAETHICS Active
  Long Title: Metaethics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of the nature of ethical properties and ethical judgments. Are facts and values completely independent? Are goodness and badness objective properties? What does the persistence of moral disagreement tell us about the nature of ethics?

330 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE Active
  Long Title: Philosophy of Science  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: We will examine some important philosphical questions surrounding science. They will include (1) What is a science; and what is the relation between different sciences? (2) What is it to explain a phenomenon or confirm a hypothesis? (3) Do the explanatory posits of a science—such as quarks and strings—actually exist? (4) Are there scientific laws? We will explore some of the more plausible answers to such questions. Readings will include selections from a variety of contemporary and 20th century philosophical texts.

340 PHILOSOPHY OF ART Active
  Long Title: Philosophy of Art  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of major theories of the essence of art, of the major 20th-century critique of the thesis that art has an essence, and of recent attempts to analyze art in light of the critique.

350 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Political Philosophy  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: A seminar examining one topic in political philosophy, typically either distributive justice or war. If the topic is distributive justice, the focus is on different accounts of the just distribution of social benefits and burdens. Issues include the right to health care and other social goods, as well as accounts of the ideals of equality, liberty, and community. If the topic is war, the focus is on political and moral dilemmas of warfare. Issues include war crimes, nuclear deterrence, the status of non-combatants, the use of economic sanctions, and terrorism.

360 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS Active
  Long Title: Environmental Ethics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHIL 360 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in economics, government, or philosophy; junior standing; or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of some ethical assumptions that might figure in discussions of environmental policy by economists, legal experts, philosophers, and policy scientists.

370 ADVANCED STUDIES IN BIOETHICS Active
  Long Title: Advanced Studies in Bioethics  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHIL 370 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: PHIL 120 or two courses in philosophy
Description: A seminar examining one particular issue or set of issues in bioethics.

380 ETHICS OF TECHNOLOGY Active
  Long Title: Ethics of Technology  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHIL 380 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of the instructor
Description: This course focuses on ethical issues that arise from the development of new technology. Specific topics may include artificial intelligence, information technologies, human enhancement, transhumanism, transgenesis, ectogenesis, nanoethics, and neuroethics.

385 VALUE THEORY Active
  Long Title: Value Theory  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: This course focuses on theories of the good and related philosophical issues. Questions that we will explore include: What is happiness? How are happiness and satisfaction related? Can we measure happiness or well-being? Is virtue valuable in itself?

390 TUTORIAL STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Tutorial Studies in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Senior majors undertaking honors projects should elect one or more terms.

391 DIRECTED STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

399 INDEP STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Advanced students of philosophy may elect one or more terms.

400 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE Active
  Long Title: Philosophy of Language  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHIL 400 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor; PHIL 150 recommended
Description: An examination of major theories of meaning, reference, and cognitive content and an attempt to understand how language functions to relate “internal” psychological states to things in the “external” world. Contemporary philosophers are emphasized.

405 MEANING AND USE Active
  Long Title: Philosphy of Language: Meaning and Use  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHIL 405 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of the instructor
Description: An examination of major topics in linguistic pragmatics, including implicature, presupposition, speech acts, and the ways in which context influences meaning. An attempt to understand how word meaning, context, and domain-general psychological processes contribute to our understanding of what a speaker means. Contemporary philosophers and linguists are emphasized.

410 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND Active
  Long Title: Philosophy of Mind  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, PSYC 340, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of our common sense conception of mental states and processes and of attempts to answer the question, “Is our common sense conception of mental states and processes compatible with the methods and assumptions of cognitive science?”

420 TOPICS IN LOGIC Active
  Long Title: Topics in Logic  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: PHIL 420 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G016 - Add Nat Sci GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: PHIL 150 or consent of instructor
Description: An investigation of topics selected from among the following: consistency and completeness theorems for both sentential and predicate logic, Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem, logical paradoxes (Russell’s Paradox, the Liar Paradox, and Newcomb’s Paradox), and modal-tense logic and its formal semantics.

430 PHILOSOPHY OF LAW Active
  Long Title: Philosophy of Law  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: An exploration of questions such as: To what extent may a decision in a legal controversy be deemed uniquely correct (as contrasted with an exercise of the judge’s discretion)? What purposes and assumptions underlie branches of the law such as criminal law or torts? What are the functions of precedent? What are the various relationships between morality and the law?

440 MORLTY RATIONALITY & SELF-INT Active
  Long Title: Morality, Rationality, and Self-Interest  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Description: If acting morally conflicts with my long-term self-interest, what is it rational for me to do? Why be moral?

590 TUTORIAL STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Tutorial Studies in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Senior majors undertaking honors projects should elect one or more terms.

591 DIRECTED STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

599 INDEP STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Advanced students of philosophy may elect one or more terms.

600 STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Studies in Philosophy  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 15 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Three courses in philosophy or consent of instructor
Description:

Topic for Spring 2013: Belief in the Existence of a God
A critical examination of the views of members of the New Atheism movement, with particular attention to Dan Dennett's BREAKING THE SPELL.


690 TUTORIAL STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Tutorial Studies in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Senior majors undertaking honors projects should elect one or more terms.

691 DIRECTED STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

699 INDEP STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Philosophy  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S034 - Philosophy Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Advanced students of philosophy may elect one or more terms.