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Youkey, David A Instructor

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  • ENVS 3140 - Environmental Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines major traditions in moral philosophy to see what light they shed on value issues in environmental policy and the value presuppositions of the economic, ecological, and juridical approaches to the environment. Same as PHIL 3140.
  • PHIL 3140 - Environmental Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines major traditions in moral philosophy to see what light they shed on value issues in environmental policy and the value presuppositions of the economic, ecological, and juridical approaches to the environment. Recommended prerequisite: PHIL 1100 or PHIL 1200 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 3100 or PHIL 3200. Same as ENVS 3140.
  • PHIL 3190 - War and Morality
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Focuses on moral issues raised by war. When, if ever, can war be morally justified? Are rules of war globally applicable, or are they affected by local religious and cultural frameworks? Are colonized nations bound by the same rules of war as their colonizer states? Are states ever obligated to intervene to stop massacres or genocides in other states? Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of PHIL coursework.
  • PHIL 3260 - Philosophy and the International Order
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Considers philosophical topics concerning the international economic, political and legal systems. Topics that may be considered include the nature of international law, war and peace, humanitarian intervention, international justice, world hunger and human rights. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
  • PHIL 3410 - History of Science: Ancients to Newton
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Surveys the history of science up to Newton, tracing the emergence of scientific thinking from religious and philosophical roots in the Near East and Greece to its development in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, culminating with Newton and the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution. Additional topics may include early discoveries concerning mathematics; technological advancement and its relation to the evolution of'scientific'theory; and cross-cultural comparisons of'scientific and technological traditions (e.g., Chinese traditions). Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
  • PHIL 3430 - History of Science: Newton to Einstein
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Surveys the development of modern scientific thought, with an emphasis on the natural sciences, beginning with'Newton and ending with the radical and controversial implications of relativity theory and quantum mechanics.'Topics may include the rise of modern chemistry, Darwin's earth-shattering achievements in biology, the beginnings of the social sciences (and their relationship with the natural sciences), the rise of ecology and holistic science, and the philosophical interpretation of scientific method and explanation. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
  • PHIL 3930 - Internship in Social Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides an academically supervised opportunity for junior and senior Philosophy students to work in public or private organizations to gain practical knowledge and experience, allowing students to apply philosophical theory to real-world problems while enriching their understanding of philosophy itself through its application. Requires the student to pursue an academic research project and compose an original research paper. Department consent required, as well as a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Recommended prerequisite: 9 hours philosophy course work.
  • PHIL 4020 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines a specific philosophical problem over an extended historical period. Recommended prerequisites: 12 hours of philosophy course work including PHIL 3000 and PHIL 3010. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as PHIL 5020.

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