Philosophy (PHI) at Patrick Henry Community College


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PHI 100 - Introduction to Philosophy
Presents an introduction to philosophical problems and perspectives with emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy I
Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 102 - Introduction to Philosophy II
Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 111 - Logic I
Introduces inductive and deductive reasoning, with an emphasis on common errors and fallacies.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 212 - The History of Western Philosophy II
Provides historical survey of representative philosophers from the pre-Socratics to the present. Introduces the student to development of philosophical thought through selected readings of original works and appropriate critical materials. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 220 - Ethics
Provides a systematic study of representative ethical systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 226 - Social Ethics
Provides a critical examination of moral problems and studies the application of ethical concepts and principles to decision-making. Topics may include abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, man and the state, sexuality, war and peace, and selected issues of personal concern.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 265 - Philosophy of Religion
Examines problems raised by arguments for and against the existence of God and discusses such topics as the nature of God, the nature of religious experience, the problem of evil, religious truth and language, immortality, miracles, spirituality, and the relation between philosophy and theology.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 276 - Women and Western Philosophy
Studies the concept, role and clue of women in the canon of Western Philosophy from Plato to contemporary philosophy. Discusses controversies in feminist social ethics, including marketing femininity, pornography, censorship, women in the work force and women's fertility.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits