PHIL-PHILOSOPHY (PHIL)

PHIL 100G. Philosophy, Law and Ethics

3 Credits

An introduction to practical problems in moral, social, political, and legal philosophy. Topics to be discussed may include ecology, animal rights, pornography, hate speech on campus, same-sex marriage, justice, abortion, terrorism, treatment of illegal immigrants, and New Mexican Aboriginal Peoples' land claims.

PHIL 101G. The Art of Wondering

3 Credits

Introduction to some of the main problems of philosophy, with an emphasis on critical thinking. Philosophy conceived as an aid to living in this world with oneself and with others.

PHIL 124G. Philosophy of Music

3 Credits

This is an introductory course in the philosophy of music. This course will survey three questions: What is music? Why is music important? How can we distinguish good music from bad music? We will draw examples from a wide variety of musical genres, from classical music, jazz and blues to punk and rap. Students will be encouraged to apply philosophical theorizing to think about their preferred musical form.

PHIL 136G. The Quest for God

3 Credits

An effort to understand the religious life; a consideration of some of the traditional approaches to God and what it means to be religious.

PHIL 201G. Introduction to Philosophy

3 Credits

Selected problems within the main branches of philosophy: metaphysics, theory of knowledge, ethics. Practice given in critical thinking.

PHIL 211G. Informal Logic

3 Credits

Logical analysis of ordinary language, construction of definitions, argumentation, analysis of fallacious modes of thought and basic rhetorical considerations.

PHIL 223G. Ethics

3 Credits

The philosophical explication of morality. Significant ethical systems developed in the history of Western thought.