Department of Philosophy

MSC 03 2140
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities (HUM)
513

Phone: (505) 277-2405
Fax: (505) 277-6362

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Spring 2017

100 Level

101 - Intro To Philosophy

Philosophical issues and methodology illustrated through selected problems concerning values, knowledge, reality; and in social, political and religious philosophy. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
008Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Dane Smith Hall - 326
Krupa Patel
002Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Dane Smith Hall - 328
David Liakos
003Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Dane Smith Hall - 324
Dimitry Shevchenko
004Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 210
Michael Candelaria
005Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Mitchell Hall - 220
Lisa Gerber
006Lecture3T, R
1530 - 1645
Dane Smith Hall - 328
Krupa Patel
010Lecture3T, R
1400 - 1515
Dane Smith Hall - 228
Graham Bounds
001Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Dane Smith Hall - 120
Allan Hazlett
009Lecture3M, W, F
1200 - 1250
Dane Smith Hall - 233
Joachim L Oberst

156 - Reasoning & Critical Thinking

The purpose of this course is to help students learn how to analyze, critique and construct arguments in context, in other words, how to read and write argumentative essays. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Mitchell Hall - 220
Michael Rubio
002Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 230
Mariah Partida
003Lecture3T, R
1400 - 1515
Dane Smith Hall - 334
Idris Robinson
004Lecture3M, W
1730 - 1845
006Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Mitchell Hall - 220
Simon Walker
008Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Dane Smith Hall - 332
Zaccharia Turnbull
010Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Mitchell Hall - 107
Marcel Lebow
007Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 230
James Bodington

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200 Level

201 - Greek Thought

An introductory survey of early and classical Greek philosophy, literature, and history. Figures: Presocratics, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle; Homer and Sophocles; Herodotus and Thucydides. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Dane Smith Hall - 325
Joachim L Oberst

202 - Descartes to Kant

An historical study of philosophical trends and controversies that characterize the development of early modern philosophy. This survey will cover the philosophies of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Dane Smith Hall - 334
Brent Kalar
002Lecture3T, R
0800 - 0915
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 230
Mary Domski

241 - T: Philosophy

An introductory survey of a philosophical tradition or topic of debate.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Topics3T, R
1230 - 1345
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 130
Lisa Gerber

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300 Level

341 - T: Philosophy

An investigation of some important philosophic debates.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
002Topics3T, R
1530 - 1800
Ortega Hall - 219
Michael Nutkiewicz
001Topics3M, W, F
1200 - 1250
Dane Smith Hall - 234
Allan Hazlett

352 - Theory of Knowledge

An examination of the nature and possibility of knowledge. Topics include skepticism, the analysis of knowledge, and the nature and structure of epistemic justification. Prerequisite: 202.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1400 - 1515
Mitchell Hall - 107
Kelly Becker

354 - Metaphysics

Problems and theories of metaphysics. Topics may include: investigation into the structure of things and their properties, identity and individuation, causation, necessity and possibility, universals, mind and body, space and time, God, truth and naturalism. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Dane Smith Hall - 126
Barbara Hannan

356 - Symbolic Logic

(Also offered as MATH **356) This is a first course in logical theory. Its primary goal is to study the notion of logical entailment and related concepts, such as consistency and contingency. Formal systems are developed to analyze these notions rigorously.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture4T, R
1100 - 1240
Centennial Engineering Center - 1028
Kelly Becker
002Lecture4M, W, F
1300 - 1420
Science Math Learning Center - 356
Barbara Hannan

358 - Ethical Theory

Inquiry concerning goodness, rightness, obligation, justice and freedom. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Mitchell Hall - 220
Emily McRae
002Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Humanities - 428
Phillip Schoenberg

372 - Modern Social & Polit Phil

From Hobbes to present. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Sara Raynolds Hall - 107
Adrian Johnston

381 - Philosophy of Law

Examination of philosophical issues pertaining to law, including the nature of law, responsibility, rights, justice, the justification of punishment, and the justification of state interference with individual liberty. Prerequisite: 358.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
0800 - 0915
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 210
Ann Murphy

390 - Latin American Thought

Positivism through contemporary thought. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 210
Michael Candelaria

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400 Level

411 - Hegel

A close study of Hegel's Phenomenology and Elements of the Philosophy of Right, emphasizing his conception of the method and aims of philosophy, and the fundamentals of his metaphysics, ethics, and social theory. Prerequisite: 202.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Mitchell Hall - 208
Adrian Johnston

415 - Hist & Phil of Mathematics

(Also offered as MATH **415) A historical survey of principal issues and controversies on the nature of mathematics. Emphasis varies from year to year. Prerequisite: MATH 163 or MATH 181 or MATH **356.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Science Math Learning Center - 352
Paul Livingston

421 - Early Heidegger

Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T
1600 - 1830
Dane Smith Hall - 326
Iain Thomson

453 - Asian Studies Thesis

(Also offered as COMP, HIST, POLS, RELG 453) Supervised research in one or more disciplines leading to an undergraduate thesis for the major in Asian Studies.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Independent Study3Lorna Brau

466 - Sem: Philosophy of Art

An in-depth examination of the genesis of modern aesthetics in the 18th and early 19th centuries, with a special focus on the aesthetic theory of Immanuel Kant. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours Philosophy course work.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3M, W
1800 - 1915
Dane Smith Hall - 126
Brent Kalar

480 - Philosophy and Literature

Selected philosophical movements and their relationships to literary masterpieces. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W
1630 - 1745
Dane Smith Hall - 228
Iain Thomson

497 - Honors Seminar

For departmental honors in philosophy. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3Anne Baril
002Seminar3Ann Murphy
003Seminar3John Taber
004Seminar3Kelly Becker
006Seminar3Allan Hazlett
007Seminar3Iain Thomson
008Seminar3Brent Kalar
009Seminar3John Bussanich
010Seminar3Barbara Hannan
011Seminar3Mary Domski
012Seminar3Emily McRae
013Seminar3Adrian Johnston
014Seminar3Paul Livingston

498 - Reading and Research

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SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture1 TO 3Anne Baril
002Lecture1 TO 3Mary Domski
003Lecture1 TO 3John Taber
011Lecture1 TO 3Ann Murphy
012Lecture1 TO 3Iain Thomson
013Lecture1 TO 3Brent Kalar
014Lecture1 TO 3John Bussanich
015Lecture1 TO 3Barbara Hannan
017Lecture1 TO 3Emily McRae
018Lecture1 TO 3Lisa Gerber
005Lecture1 TO 3Kelly Becker
019Lecture1 TO 3Adrian Johnston
020Lecture1 TO 3Allan Hazlett
006Lecture1 TO 3Paul Livingston

499 - Senior Thesis

For departmental honors. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Independent Study3Anne Baril
002Independent Study3Ann Murphy
003Independent Study3John Taber
004Independent Study3Allan Hazlett
005Independent Study3Kelly Becker
006Independent Study3Mary Domski
011Independent Study3
012Independent Study3Iain Thomson
013Independent Study3Brent Kalar
014Independent Study3John Bussanich
015Independent Study3Barbara Hannan
017Independent Study3Emily McRae
018Independent Study3Adrian Johnston
019Independent Study3Paul Livingston

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