To determine if a course is remote, hybrid, or in-person use the catalog search tool to narrow results. Otherwise, when browsing courses, the section indicates teaching mode:

R = Remote
H = Hybrid
0 = In-person

Teaching modes (remote, hybrid, in-person) are subject to change at any point. Please pay close attention when registering. Depending on the timing of a teaching mode change, faculty also may be in contact with students.

PHIL 286
Contemporary Systematic Philosophy
Last Offered Fall 2016
Division II
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

Systematic philosophy, also describable as comprehensive theorization, was central to the philosophical enterprise from at least the time of Aristotle until that of Hegel, but has been out of style, in both analytic and continental philosophy, for more than 100 years. This course examines a current attempt to return systematic philosophy to its long-central position.We begin by assessing Alan White’s Toward a Philosophical Theory of Everything (2014), which, although not yet receiving widespread attention, was described by one reviewer as “a critically important work for all those deeply interested in philosophical issues and their significance for basic human concerns.” Because of the scope of systematic philosophy, this course provides students with the opportunity to investigate theories currently under development on a much richer variety of issues than is usual in philosophy courses (which are often restricted to specific subdisciplines of philosophy or to works of historical figures). Among those issues are ones involving semantics, ontology, truth, knowledge, moral and other values, human freedom, beauty, being, and God.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 6
Class#: 1780
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: participation, one or more essays
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Philosophy majors and potential Philosophy majors
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: PHIL Contemp Metaphysics + Epistemology Courses

Class Grid

Updated 1:50 pm ET

Course Catalog Search


(searches Title and Course Description only)
TERM




TEACHING MODE
SUBJECT
DIVISION



DISTRIBUTION



ENROLLMENT LIMIT
COURSE TYPE
Start Time
End Time
Day(s)