PHILOSOPHY

PHIL-380
Colloquium in Philosophy (1)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. This course provides an opportunity for students to engage in philosophical practice in a more expansive way than in a traditional class in order to explore a central question of philosophical significance, a prominent theme, or important text. Prerequisite: one course in philosophy.

PHIL-380
001
PHILOSOPHY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Colloquium in Philosophy (1)

Philosophy of Liberation

Recent developments in Latin America and elsewhere continue to promote "liberation" as a major political and cultural goal. This course examines key essays by Freire, Gutierrez, Boff, and Cox. Students explore clearer senses of liberation philosophy and liberation theology, and how ideas affect various publics in developing nations.

PHIL-380
001
PHILOSOPHY
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Colloquium in Philosophy (1)

Business Be Damned

Elijah Jordan (1875-1953) was an American existentialist and finalist. Concerned by the growth of bureaucratic organizations, he developed a philosophy of resistance to imposed authority. During the McCarthy era, Jordan published Business Be Damned, a vitriolic attack on U.S. business. Jordan lamented that institutions, not individuals, were the dominant social actors in the modern age. "Men can see but they cannot do."