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Huismann, Tyler D Lecturer

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  • CLAS 1030 - Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces major philosophical ideas originating in ancient Greece, including the concepts of eudaimonia (happiness), sophia (knowledge), philosophia, psych' (soul), aret' (virtue), er's (love), and democracy, placing these in historical context and relating them to subsequent philosophical developments. Topics may include the nature of happiness; why philosophy and democracy flourished in ancient Greece; the ancient Greek origins of science; whether being a virtuous person makes you happier; and ancient Greek thinking about life, love, and death. Same as PHIL 1010.
  • PHIL 1010 - Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces major philosophical ideas originating in ancient Greece, including the concepts of eudaimonia (happiness), sophia (knowledge), philosophia, psych' (soul), aret' (virtue), er's (love), and democracy, placing these in historical context and relating them to subsequent philosophical developments. Topics may include the nature of happiness; why philosophy and democracy flourished in ancient Greece; the ancient Greek origins of science; whether being a virtuous person makes you happier; and ancient Greek thinking about life, love, and death. Same as CLAS 1030.
  • PHIL 3000 - History of Ancient Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Surveys developments in metaphysics, ethics, logic, and philosophy of mind from the Pre-Socratics through Hellenistic philosophy, focusing primarily on the arguments of the philosophers. Topics may include: Zeno's paradoxes of time and motion; Democritean atomism; Plato on knowledge, reality, ethics, and politics; Aristotle on logic and natural philosophy; Epicurus on pleasure and friendship; Epicurean atomism; the Stoics on materialism, determinism, and vagueness; and the coherence and practicality of global skepticism. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
  • PHIL 4020 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    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.
  • PHIL 5020 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Examines a specific philosophical problem over an extended historical period. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as PHIL 4020.

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