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Department of English & Philosophy

Martin Bldg., Room 336
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4425


Philosophy Courses

Courses offered in the Philosophy program include the following:

Philosophy 1000: Introduction to Philosophy (3)
An introductory survey of core philosophical questions and positions in metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, and the theories of the mind.

Philosophy 1400: Deductive Logic (3)
An introduction to the elements of modern formal logic, emphasizing the principles, forms, and methods of valid reasoning.

Philosophy 1410: Critical Thinking (3)
An introduction to the basic principles and patterns of good reasoning, emphasizing informal argument analysis and practical critique.

Philosophy 2300: Ethics (3)
A systematic overview of various moral theories and theories of justice and their applications in a variety of specific contexts and cases.

Philosophy 3120 History of Philosophy I: Ancient Thought (3)
This course focuses on problems, positions, and arguments in ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the Middle Ages, with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.

Philosophy 3130: History of Philosophy II: Enlightenment Thought (3)
This course focuses on problems, positions and arguments in epistemology, metaphysics, and social and political philosophy in the Age of Enlightenment.

Philosophy 3500: Aesthetics (3)
This course explores the philosophy of art from Plato to the present, addressing topics such as the nature of art, beauty, and aesthetic truth.

Philosophy 3600: Special Topics in Philosophy (1-3)
This course is devoted to a particular topic of philosophical study. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

Philosophy 3660: Studies in Literature and Philosophy (3)
An interdisciplinary course devoted to examining the relationship between philosophy and literature. May be repeated with different foci for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

Philosophy 4250: Special Projects in Philosophy* (3)
Senior thesis devoted to a core problem, theory, or figure in philosophy.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. *Not available for graduate credit.

Philosophy 4710: Philosophy of Religion* (3)
This seminar analyzes the concept of religion, arguments for the existence of god, the problem of evil, and the nature of religious language and communities. *May be taken for graduate credit.

Philosophy 4800: Philosophy of Science* (3)
This seminar addresses the nature of scientific theorizing, the relationship of the scientific method to rationality and progress, and technology's relation to science and society. * Not available for graduate credit.


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