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Huemer, Michael Professor

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  • PHIL 1000 - Introduction to Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces students to the most fundamental questions of human existence, either topically or through various major figures in philosophy. Topics may include free will, the mind-body problem, the nature of the self, the existence of God, knowledge of the external world, the nature of morality, the meaning of life.
  • PHIL 1100 - Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introductory study of major philosophies on the nature of the good for humanity, principles of evaluation, and moral choice as they apply to contemporary moral problems.
  • PHIL 3200 - Social and Political Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Introduces students to an in-depth examination and analysis of central operational ideas in social and political philosophy, such as power, freedom, equality, democracy, justice, rights, community, individuality, civil disobedience, and law. A thorough treatment of any of these ideas may call for some cross-cultural and/or comparative political and social analysis. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy course work.
  • PHIL 4340 - Epistemology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Studies some of the main topics of theory of knowledge, such as evidence, justification, prediction, explanation, skepticism, and concept acquisition. Recommended prerequisites: PHIL 3480 and 12 credit hours of philosophy including PHIL 2440 and PHIL 3010. Same as 5340.
  • PHIL 4400 - Philosophy of Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Advances students' knowledge of topics in philosophy of science and develops students' ability to think and write clearly about science. Topics may include scientific methodology; distinguishing science from pseudoscience; characterizing experimental and historical sciences; interpretations of special and general relativity; interpretations of quantum mechanics; the nature of biological species; approaches to defining life; criteria for identifying alien life; artificial intelligence; neuroscience and consciousness; fundamental physical properties and laws of nature; chance and probability; and causation. Same as PHIL 5400. Recommended prerequisite: 12 hours philosophy course work including PHIL 2440.
  • PHIL 5260 - Philosophy of Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Considers philosophical topics concerning law and the U.S. legal system. Topics that may be considered include the nature of law, relations between law and morality, justifications of punishment, the moral duty to obey the law, and law and liberty. Same as PHIL 4260.
  • PHIL 5340 - Epistemology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Studies some of the main topics of theory of knowledge, such as evidence, justification, prediction, explanation, skepticism, and concept acquisition. Same as PHIL 4340.
  • PHIL 6380 - Seminar in Metaphysics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Intensive study of selected topics in metaphysics.

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