Philosophy

Richard Hayes, Chairperson
Department of Philosophy
MSC03 2140
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-2405 FAX (505) 277-6362
e-mail: thinker@unm.edu
Web site: http://www.unm.edu/~thinker

Professors
John Bussanich, Ph.D., Stanford University
Barbara Hannan Cooke, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Adrian Johnston, Ph.D., SUNY, Stony Brook
John Taber, Ph.D., Universitat Hamburg
Iain Thomson, Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)

Associate Professors
Kelly Becker, Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)
Mary Domski, Ph.D., Indiana University
Richard Hayes, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Brent Kalar, Ph.D., Harvard University
Paul Livingston, Ph.D., University of California (Irvine)

Assistant Professors
Anne Baril, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Ann Murphy, Ph.D., University of Memphis

Professors Emeriti
Andrew Burgess, Ph.D., Yale University
Russell B. Goodman, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Donald Lee, Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)
Howard N. Tuttle, Ph.D., Brandeis University


Introduction

Philosophy is a fundamental academic discipline which is related to all areas of human concern. Philosophy courses will be helpful to students in each of the arts and sciences, as well as in professional fields of study. The major and minor programs in philosophy are designed to serve several different functions: 1) the central focus of a liberal arts degree program; 2) a key component in an interdisciplinary program; 3) preparation for graduate work in education, law, medicine, politics, social work and theology; and 4) preparation for graduate work in philosophy. Students are invited to discuss with the departmental undergraduate advisor the role philosophy courses might play in specific programs of study.


Courses in Philosophy (PHIL) are categorized in content areas.  The category for each course appears in parenthesis at the end of the course description according to the following legend:

Introductory Courses (I), Basic Survey Courses (B), Undergraduate Topics Courses (T), Advanced Undergraduate Survey Courses (AS), Advanced Undergraduate Courses on Individual Figures in the History of Philosophy (AI), Advanced Undergraduate Course in Asian Thought (AT), Other Advanced Undergraduate Courses (OA), Graduate Seminars (GS), Graduate Seminars in Continental Philosophy (CP), Other M.A. Courses (OM), Ph.D. Seminars/Tutorials in Indian Philosophy (IP), and Other Ph.D. Courses (OP).


Courses

PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy. (3)



PHIL 102. Current Moral Problems. (3)



PHIL 108. Introduction to Asian Philosophies. (3)



PHIL 156. Reasoning and Critical Thinking. (3)



PHIL 201. Greek Thought. (3)



PHIL 202. From Descartes to Kant. (3)



PHIL 211. Greek Philososphy. (3)



PHIL 244. Introduction to Existentialism. (3)



PHIL 245. Professional Ethics. (3)



PHIL 333. Buddhist Philosophy. (3)



PHIL 334. Indian Philosophy. (3)



PHIL 336. Chinese Philosophy. (3)



PHIL 341. Topics in Philosophy. (3)



PHIL 343. Contemporary Continental Philosophy. (3)



PHIL 350. Philosophy of Science. (3)



PHIL 352. Theory of Knowledge. (3)



PHIL 354. Metaphysics. (3)



PHIL 356. Symbolic Logic. (4)



PHIL 358. Ethical Theory. (3)



PHIL 361. Modern Christian Thought. (3)



PHIL 363. Environmental Ethics. (3)



PHIL 365. Philosophy of Religion. (3)



PHIL 368. Biomedical Ethics. (3)



PHIL 371. Classical Social and Political Philosophy. (3)



PHIL 372. Modern Social and Political Philosophy. (3)



PHIL 381. Philosophy of Law. (3)



PHIL 390. Latin American Thought [Latin American Thought II]. (3)



PHIL *406. Descartes. (3)



PHIL 410 / 510 [*410]. Kant. (3)



PHIL *411. Hegel. (3)



PHIL *413. Kierkegaard. (3)



PHIL *414. Nietzsche. (3)



PHIL *415. History and Philosophy of Mathematics. (3)



PHIL *421. Early Heidegger. (3)



PHIL *422. Wittgenstein. (3)



PHIL *423. Later Heidegger/Post-Heideggerian Philosophy. (3)



PHIL *431. Ch’an and Zen. (3)



PHIL *432. American Philosophy. (3)



PHIL *434. South Asian Mystical Traditions. (3)



PHIL *438. Indian Buddhist Philosophy. (3)



PHIL *440. Summer Seminar in Buddhism. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



PHIL *441. Topics: Figures and Movements. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL 442. Individual Philosophers. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL *444. Nineteenth-Century Philosophy. (3)



PHIL 453. Asian Studies Thesis. (3)



PHIL 454 / 554. Seminar in Metaphysics & Epistemology. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL *455. Philosophy of Mind. (3)



PHIL 457 / 557. Seminar in the History of Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL 458 / 558. Seminar in Moral and Political Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL 462 / 562. Seminar in American Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL 464 / 564. Seminar in Philosophy of Religion. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL 466 / 566. Seminar in Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL *467. Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics. (3)



PHIL 468 / 568. Seminar in Psychoanalytic Theory and Continental Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL 469 / 569. Seminar in Continental Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL *480. Philosophy and Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL 485. Philosophical Foundations of Economic Theory. (3)



PHIL 486 / 586. Seminar on Major Continental Philosopher. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL 497. Honors Seminar. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



PHIL 498. Reading and Research. (1-3, may be repeated 3 times Δ)



PHIL 499. Senior Thesis. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



PHIL 510 / 410 [*410]. Kant. (3)



PHIL 520. Graduate Proseminar in Philosophy. (1-3)



PHIL 526. Seminar in Asian Philosophers. (3)



PHIL 542. Seminar in Individual Philosophers. (3 to a maximum of 18 Δ)



PHIL 551. M.A. Problems. (1-3, may be repeated 6 times Δ)



PHIL 554 / 454. Seminar in Metaphysics & Epistemology. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL 557 / 457. Seminar in the History of Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL 558 / 458. Seminar in Moral and Political Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL 562 / 462. Seminar in American Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL 564 / 464. Seminar in Philosophy of Religion. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL 566 / 466. Seminar in Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL 568 / 468. Seminar in Psychoanalytic Theory and Continental Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL 569 / 469. Seminar in Continental Philosophy. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



PHIL 586 / 486. Seminar on Major Continental Philosopher. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



PHIL 599. Master’s Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



PHIL 651. Ph.D. Problems. (1-3, may be repeated 6 times Δ)



PHIL 670. Seminar in Sanskrit Philosophical Texts. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



PHIL 675. Seminar in Madhyamaka. (3)



PHIL 676. Seminar in Vasubandhu. (3)



PHIL 677. Seminar in Dignāga and Dharmakīrti. (3)



PHIL 678. Seminar in Nyāya and Vaiśesika. (3)



PHIL 679. Seminar in Vedānta. (3)



PHIL 699. Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)



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