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Special Topics Philosophy Courses

Variable topic courses are those that change topic from term to term. Here, you will find the course descriptions for upcoming variable topic Philosophy courses offered by the department.

Summer 2017

PHIL T280 Section 002 - Philosophy and Civil Disobedience

Instructor: Stacey Ake, PhD

In remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we will be looking at Civil Disobedience historically and philosophically, beginning with Socrates through Henry David Thoreau (who coined the term), Gandhi and Dr. King. We will examine questions such as: What justifies protesting government actions? How does one choose which policies to resist? Why is it best to proceed in a non-violent way?

PHIL 481 Section 001/SCTS 580 - Objectivity in Science, Technology, and Feminist Studies

Instructor: Flavia Padovani, PhD

This course presents an examination of the concept of objectivity as it is used in science and technology with special emphasis on Feminist criticism. It may be taken to fulfill requirements for PHIL461 Contemporary Philosophy Seminar.