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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
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."

PHIL-380
001
PHILOSOPHY
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Colloquium in Philosophy (1)

Apology

There has been little philosophical investigation of remorse, and of the act of apology with which the feeling of remorse is associated. In addition to canonical works, study of cases of regret, such as truth and reconciliation commissions, the US response to the revelations of the Tuskegee syphilis study, Japanese internship during World War II, and reparations for slavery, provide promising cases for study and elaboration.