Thematic Sequences

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah

 Hypatia

Hypatia

Julia Kristeva

Julia Kristeva

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Cornel West

Cornel West

The Death of Socrates, Jacques-Louis David

The Death of Socrates (1787), Jacques-Louis David

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

Sartre / Deleuze / Foucault

Sartre / Deleuze / Foucault

The School of Athens (abt. 1511), Raphael

The School of Athens (abt. 1511), Raphael

Nietzsche / Heidegger / Derrida

Nietzsche / Heidegger / Derrida

The Two Philosophers, Joan Miro

The Two Philosophers (1936), Joan Miró

Edmund Husserl

Edmund Husserl

G. W. F. Hegel

G. W. F. Hegel

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault

Rene Descartes

René Descartes

Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze

The Delights of the Poet, Giorgio de Chirico

The Delights of the Poet (1912), Giorgio de Chirico

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Theodor Adorno

Theodor Adorno

The Philosophy Department offers 3 Thematic Sequences:

PHL 1: Ethics

This thematic sequence is a good option for students interested in ethics or who are considering careers in any field where ethics is of paramount importance (e.g. medicine, law, business, public policy). To obtain this thematic sequence, students must complete:

One of the following:

PHL 131 - Problems of Moral and Social Values (3)
PHL 103 - Society and the Individual (3)
PHL 105 - Introduction to Ethics (3)

Two of the following:

PHL 311 - Ethical Theory (4)
PHL 312 - Contemporary Moral Problems (4)
PHL 331 - Political Philosophy (3)
PHL 355 - Feminist Theory (3)
PHL 360.A - Confronting Death (4)
PHL 375 - Moral Issues in Health Care (4)
PHL 376 - Environmental Philosophy (4)
PHL 394 - Existentialism (3)

PHL 4: Metaphysics and Epistemology

This thematic sequence is a good choice for students interested in the fundamental principles underlying knowledge and reality. It is well suited for students considering careers that require abstract thought (e.g. careers in economics, mathematics, computer science, physics, or theology). To obtain this thematic sequence students must complete:

PHL 104 - Purpose and Chance in the Universe (3) OR PHL 105 Theories of Human Nature (MPF) (3)

PHL 221 - Problems of Metaphysics and Knowledge (3)

PHL 301 - Ancient Philosophy (4) OR PHL 302 - Modern Philosophy (4)

PHL 5: Reasoning

This thematic sequence is a good option for students who would like to develop their argumentative and analytical reasoning skills. It is well suited for students considering careers in law or politics.

To obtain this thematic sequence, students must complete all three of the following:

PHL 273 - Formal Logic (MPF) (4)

PHL 263 - Informal Logic (4)

PHL 373 - Symbolic Logic (4)

Further information and sign-up forms for each of these sequences is available in the Philosophy Department Office, 212 Hall Auditorium.