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PHIL0500A-W16

CRN: 10344

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500B-W16

CRN: 10660

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500D-W16

CRN: 10346

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500E-W16

CRN: 10179

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500F-W16

CRN: 10347

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500G-W16

CRN: 10348

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500H-W16

CRN: 10349

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500I-W16

CRN: 10730

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0700A-W16

CRN: 10274

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700B-W16

CRN: 10661

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700D-W16

CRN: 10350

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700E-W16

CRN: 10351

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700F-W16

CRN: 10352

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700G-W16

CRN: 10353

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700H-W16

CRN: 10354

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700I-W16

CRN: 10731

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL1016A-W16

Cross-Listed As:
JWST1016A-W16

CRN: 11368

Hannah Arendt/Politics of Phil
Please register via JWST 1016A
Hannah Arendt: The Politics of Philosophy
Hannah Arendt was one of the most dynamic and original thinkers of the twentieth century. She once described her philosophy as “thinking without banisters,” which meant engaging the ideas and events of her time without ideological preconditions. Topics of her work included the Holocaust and Israel, race theory and racism in America, nationalism, totalitarianism, and moral responsibility under dictatorship. Controversial but always innovative, her work provides an immediate gateway to the discussion of ethics, politics, and the purpose of philosophy. We will read selections from her Eichmann in Jerusalem, Responsibility and Judgement, Origins of Totalitarianism, and The Jewish Writings. We will also watch interviews and the feature film from director Margarethe von Trotte, Hannah Arendt (2012).

PHIL1017A-W16

CRN: 11371

Pragmatists & Env. Pragmatism
The Pragmatists and Environmental Pragmatism
William James and John Dewey approached philosophy as a practical necessity for interpreting, evaluating, criticizing, and redirecting culture. In this course we will introduce their philosophies – along with the philosophies of Charles S. Peirce, Jane Addams, and George Herbert Mead – and explore their continuing relevance for current struggles, with an emphasis on environmental problems. Our principal focus will be Dewey, the foremost representative of American pragmatism. We will dedicate at least a full day each week to environmental pragmatism, a contemporary movement among philosophers who are struggling to think more perceptively, imaginatively, and effectively about environmental issues. Course work will culminate in a philosophical analysis of a chosen environmental problem. This course counts as a cognate for ENVS majors who have a focus in the natural sciences.

Department of Philosophy

Twilight Hall
50 Franklin Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

802.443.2077 fax