Winter 2016: Political Philosophy

  PHIL 3400 Political Philosophy      M/W: 1400-1515, A1045 Syllabus Office Hours: M/W/F 12:00-1:30pm and by appointment, AA3102 Books ordered: Aristotle, Politics, ISBN 0140444211, Penguin Rousseau, Social Contract, ISBN 087220068X, Hackett Arendt, Origins of Totalitarianism, ISBN 0156701537, Mariner Books Arendt, On Revolution, ISBN 0143039903, Penguin Arendt, Human Condition, ISBN 0226025985, U of Chicago Press Arendt, On Violence, ISBN 0156695006, Mariner Books   Class Cancellations: If class […]

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Fall 2015: Hermeneutics, Semiology, and Deconstruction

Class Time, Location: M/W 10:30-11:45, SN 1103 Office Hours: M/W/F 11:30-12:00pm; Friday 1-3pm, and by appointment Syllabus   Date Reading Sept 9 Course introduction. Begin reading from Arendt’s “Tradition and the Modern Age” Recommended: Maurizio Passerin d’Entreves, “Hannah Arendt,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Sept 14 No class. Sept 16 Arendt’s “Tradition and the Modern Age,” finish. […]

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Fall 2015: Critical Reading and Writing on Human Nature

Class Time, Location: M/W/F 12pm-12:50pm, C 3055 Office Hours: M/W/F 11:00-12:00pm and by appointment, AA3040 e-mail: Syllabus Class Cancellations: If class is cancelled for any reason, the cancellation will be posted under the cancellations section of the main page of the Memorial University website. Also note, the schedule on the syllabus may be updated […]

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Winter 2015: Moral Philosophy

M/W/F, A 1046 10-10:50 Office Hours: M/W/F 11:00-11:55 AA 3012 Syllabus Description: Recent statistics in Canada reveal that the average level of education is Grade 8, 80% of offenders have addiction or substance abuse problems, 80% of federally sentenced women have been sexually abused, and almost half of all offenders required mental health care in the past year–all while overall spending […]

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Winter 2015: Introduction to Philosophy

M/W/F, C 2033 12-12:50 10:30-11:45 Syllabus Office Hours: M/W/F 11:00-11:55 AA 3012 What is philosophy? Does one need training to become a philosopher? What is the relationship between the philosopher and the culture surrounding him/her? In this class, we will read a number of different thinkers in relation to these basic, though far from easy, questions. We will begin […]

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PHIL 3920: Phenomenology

READING ASSIGNMENTS: Note well: the dates for readings might change as we move along. Attendance in the course will ensure that you know when assignments are due. Texts not available in the bookstore will be supplied by links on the course web site. Also, students are expected to review all resources posted for the different […]

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PHIL 6000/7000: Foucault and Derrida Genealogy/Deconstruction and the Fate of the Death Penalty

SYLLABUS Description and Objectives This course will examine extensively two sets of writings: those around Foucault and his genealogies of power in (mostly) the first half of the 1970s, and writings in and surrounding Derrida’s lecture course on the death penalty in 1999-2000. (Note well: many of these lectures courses, both by Derrida and Foucault, […]

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