Undergraduate Course Description

Description of Undergraduate Courses in Systematic Philosophy and Logic

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy I:

An introductory survey of the main problems of philosophy.

PHIL 103 Introduction to Symbolic Logic:

Sentential and quantificational logic. Symbolization and tableau method of proof. Modalities.

PHIL 104 Traditional Logic:

A survey of basic concepts in Aristotelian, Stoic and Medieval Islamic Logic.

PHIL 106 Theory of Knowledge I:

Logico-philosophical analysis of knowledge and belief.

PHIL 108 Introduction Philosophy II:

Continuation of PHIL 101.

PHIL 201 Ethics I:

Problems of moral conduct. Theories of ethics.

PHIL 202 Aesthetics:

Study of the nature of beauty, art and creativity, artistic appreciation and criticism.

PHIL 203 Modern Logic I:

First-order logic with identity and modal logic.

PHIL 204 Theory of Knowledge II:

Common-sense knowledge and scientific knowledge. The growth of knowledge; rationality and progress.

PHIL 205 Basic Philosophy of Science:

Scientific concepts, measurement, prediction, explanation, laws, theories.

PHIL 206 Philosophy of Natural Science:

Inroduction to the philosophical problems of natural science.

PHIL 301 Modern Logic II:

Application of logic to axiomatic set theory.

PHIL 302 Systematic Philosophy:

Metaphilosophical analysis of philosophical problems and solutions. The methods of logical analysis and logical reconstruction.

PHIL 304 Ethics II:

Study of ethical and metaethical theories.

PHIL 401 Modern Logic II:

Philosophical logic: Modal, epistemic, and deontic logics.

PHIL 402 Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics:

The nature of logic and mathematics. Necessary truths and existence in logic and mathematics. Logicism, intuitionism, and formalism.

PHIL 404 Philosophy of State and Society:

Problems in the philosophy of social science and in political philosophy.

PHIL 405 Philosophy of Language:

Oridinary language and formal languages. Syntax, semantics, pragmatics. Extention and intension. Naming and predication. Theory of reference and theory of meaning.

PHIL 407 Philosophy of Mind I:

Study of the mind-body problem and the problem of free will and determinism. Survey of the main theories of mind and human action.

PHIL 408 Philosophy of Mind II:

Continuation of PHIL 407.

Description of Undergraduate Courses in History of Philosophy

PHIL 145 History of Ancient Philosphy I:

Survey of the Western Philosophy from Thales to the Sophists.

PHIL 146 History of Ancient Philosophy II:

Study of Western Philosophy from Socrates to Neoplatonism.

PHIL 241 Philosophical Texts I:

Study of major texts in philosophy.

PHIL 242 Philosophical Texts II:

Study of major texts in philosphy.

PHIL 245 Mediveal Philosphy:

An introductory survey of major problems in mediveal philosophy.

PHIL 248 Mediveal and Renaissance Philosophy:

Survey of post-Aristotelian and mediveal philosphies. Philosophy in the Renaissance; Humanism; controversy between the Platonists and the Aristotelians; scepticism, and Reformation.

PHIL 341 History of 17th and 18th Century Philosophy I:

A study of Continental Philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries with special emphasis on Rationalism, Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz.

PHIL 342 History of 17th and 18th Philosophy II:

Anglo-Saxon philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries. Locke, Berkeley and Hume.

PHIL 345 Philosophical Texts III:

Study of major texts in philosophy.

PHIL 346 Philosophical Texts IV:

Study of major texts in philosophy.

PHIL 441 Contemporary Philosophy I:

The Kantian influence. Positivism, naturalism, pragmatism, neo-positivism.

PHIL 442 Contemporary II:

Phenomenological analysis and existential perspective. Analytic philosophy. Hermeneutic philosophy.

PHIL 443 Islamic Philosophers:

Text-oriented study of some major Islamic philosophers.

PHIL 444 The 19th Century Philosophy:

A survey of Anglo-Saxon and Continental Philosophies of the 19th Century.

Description of Undergraduate Courses in History of Science

PHIL 182 Introduction to History of Science:

Historical study in the development of science.

PHIL 282 History of Science:

Problems of the development of science through history.

PHIL 381 Scientific Method I:

Observation and experimentation. Induction, deduction and the hypothetico-deductive method. Scientific hypotheses, laws and theories.

PHIL 382 Scientific Method II:

Continuation of PHIL 381.

PHIL 383 History of Science II:

Development of science in Middle Ages.

PHIL 481 History of Science III:

Development of science the in 18th, and 19th and 20th centuries.

Description of Elective Courses in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science

PHIL 253 Introduction to deductive Logic:

Logic as a formal science; inference, implication, validity and truth; syllogism. Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

PHIL 291 History of Scince I:

A general survey of the development of science from Greeks to Newton.

PHIL 292 History of Science II:

Science in the 20th Century.

PHIL 350 Rhetoric and Argumentation in Philosophy:

Studies on the relationship between rhetoric and logical reasoning.

PHIL 393 Basic History of Science I:

Special topics in history of science.

PHIL 394 Basic History of Science II:

Continuation of PHIL 393.

PHIL 395 History of Biology:

Development of biology from the 12th century until the 19th century.

PHIL 397 History of Physics:

Development of physics from the 13th century until the 17th century.

PHIL 451 Problems of Metaphysics:

A survey of the main problems of metaphysics.