Introduction to Philosophy

Syllabus:
Readings: Course Pack at Bookstore.

Lecture Slides Reading
Introduction
Theatre Sophocles, Antigone
Socratic Method Plato, Euthyphro
Relativism Rachels, J. Cultural Relativism.
Utilitarianism Mill, J.S., What is Utilitarianism?
Famine Relief Singer. Famine, Affluence and Morality
Deontology Kant, I. Metaphysics of Morals
Libertarianism Nozick, R. Anarchy, State and Utopia.
Communism Marx. Communist Manifesto
Socialism What is Socialism?
Liberalism Rawls, J. What is Justice?
Hard-Determinism Blatchford. Not Guilty
Libertarianism Campbell, C.A. In Defense of Freewill
Dualism Descartes, R. Meditation IV
Identity Theory Smart, J. C. The Identity Theory of Mind
Behaviorism Ryle, G. Concept of Mind
Functionalism Block, Ned. What is Funtionalism?
Ontological Argument St. Anselm. Proslogion.
Cosmological Argument Ganullo. On Behalf of the Fool
Design Argument Paley. W. The Teleological Argument
Pascals Wager Pascals. Pensees
The Problem of Evil Mackie, J. L. The Problem of Evil
Epistemology Clifford - The Ethics of Belief
Empiricism Locke, J. Essay on Human Understanding
Idealism Berkeley. Princples of Human Knowledge
Rationalism Descartes, R. Meditations I, II
Innate Ideas Locke, J. Essay on Human Understanding, Book I

Computability and Logic

Syllabus:
Readings: Computability and Logic (5th Edition). Boolos, Burgess and Jeffrey.


LectureNotes
Introduction
Propositional Logic Review
Enumeration
Diagonalization
Turing Computability
Uncomputability
Recursive Functions
Recursive Sets
First Order Logic Syntax
First Order Logic Semantics
Undecidability
Models
Proofs and Completeness
Arithmetization
Indefinability, Undecidability, Incompleteness
Craigs Theorem
Modal Logic

Logic: Introduction

Syllabus:
Readings: Computability and Logic (5th Edition). Boolos, Burgess and Jeffrey.

LectureNotes
Introduction
Definition
Fallacies
Propositional Logic
Propositional Logic Proofs
Predicate Logic

Business Ethics

Syllabus:
Readings: Available online.

Lecture Slides
Introduction
Argumentation
Utilitarianism
Deontology

Critical Thinking

Syllabus:
Readings: Available online.

Lecture Slides
Introduction
What is an Argument?
Analyzing Arguments
Deductive Arguments I
Deductive Arguments II
Non-Deductive Arguments I
Non-Deductive Arguments II
Conceptual Analysis
Language
Informal Fallacies I
Informal Fallacies II
Writing Papers

Ethics and Political Philosophy

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Lecture Slides
Introduction
Methodology
Argumentation I
Argumentation II
Cultural Relativism
Egoism
Utilitarianism
Deontology
Virtue Ethics
Animals Rights - Singer
Animals Rights - Steinbock
Animals Rights - Rachels
Animals Rights - Regan
Animals Rights - Warren
Abortion - Intro
Abortion - Thompson
Abortion - Marquis
Abortion - Little
Economic Justice - Intro
Economic Justice - Rawls
Economic Justice - Nozick
Economic Justice - Hospers
Economic Justice - Neilson
Economic Justice - Singer

Philosophy of Love and Sex

Syllabus:
Readings: Available online.

Lecture Slides
Introduction
Ancient Greek Erotic Love: Plato on Eros
Friendship: Aristotle on Philia
Sex, Lust, Marriage and Religion: Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas
Living in a Gendered World: De Beauvoir
Gender Puzzles
Sexual Identity
Liberty, Pleasure and The Greatest Good
Consent and Creeping Encroachment
Sex Work
Objectification
The Business of Sex
Self-Love and Narcissism