Contemporary Philosophy (3) Recent trends in philosophical thought and culture, hybrid philosophies, and the philosophical landscape of the future.
PHIL 208 Contemporary Philosophy (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
As part of the history of philosophy sequence required of undergraduate philosophy majors, this course is designed to examine recent trends in philosophical thought and culture, hybrid philosophies, and the philosophical landscape of the future. The class will be divided according to the following areas of contemporary thought: Postmodernism, Analytic Thought (the realism/anti-realism debate), neo-Pragmatism, Beyond Postmodernism, Feminism and Science. Students will be required to critically analyze the texts of the philosophers studied in class, as well as to compare, contrast, and critically evaluate the ideas of these thinkers. They will be graded on participation, comparison/contrast papers, a position paper, a collaborative presentation, and a comprehensive final exam. PHIL 208 satisfies the GH requirement, it may be used to fulfill the minor requirements in Philosophy, and it is a prerequisite to the 400-level courses. This course will be offered every other year with an enrollment of 35 students.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.