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Bredeson, Garrett Zantow Instructor

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Research

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  • I work primarily in the history of German philosophy from Kant to Heidegger.

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  • history of philosophy, modern philosophy, 18th century philosophy, Kant, Continental philosophy, phenomenology, 20th century philosophy

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  • GRMN 4251 - Marxism
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Historical and systematic study of principal themes of Marxist thought, from its Hegelian origins to its contemporary varieties, emphasizing the works of Marx and Engels. Taught in English. Department enforced prerequisite: 12 hours of GRMN or PHIL course work or instructor consent. Same as PHIL 4250.
  • PHIL 1000 - Introduction to Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    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 1200 - Contemporary Social Problems
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines competing positions in debates over a wide variety of controversial moral, social and political issues. Topics may include: abortion, world poverty, animal rights, immigration, physician-assisted suicide, freedom of religion, hate speech, cloning, income inequality, pornography, gun rights, racial profiling, capital punishment, overpopulation, prostitution, drug legalization, torture. Formerly titled 'Philosophy and Society.' Repeatable up to 6 credit hours.
  • PHIL 1440 - Critical Thinking
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Develops students' skills in evaluating arguments and other aspects of critical thinking, focusing on the ways people reason and attempt to justify their beliefs. Activities may include modeling arguments, detecting common fallacies, examining the use (and misuse) of scientific evidence, and learning the basics of symbolic logic. Formerly titled Introductory Logic.
  • PHIL 3010 - History of Modern Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces modern philosophy, focusing on the period from Descartes through Kant. In addition to careful analysis of philosophical arguments, attention is paid to the ways in which philosophers responded to and participated in major developments in the 17th and 18th century, such as the scientific revolution. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
  • PHIL 4010 - Single Philosopher
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Intensively studies the work of one historical figure in philosophy, with the aim of reaching a broad understanding of the philosopher's whole body of thought. Philosophers covered include, from year to year, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant. Includes at least one course per year on an ancient author and one course per year on a modern author. Recommended prerequisite: 12 hours philosophy course work. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as PHIL 5010.
  • PHIL 4250 - Marxism
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Historical and systematic study of principal themes of Marxist thought, from its Hegelian origins to its contemporary varieties, emphasizing the works of Marx and Engels. Recommended prerequisite: 12 hours of GRMN or PHIL course work or instructor consent. Same as GRMN 4251.

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