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  AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY
In the like manner, in African contemporary life today, life as a whole continues to be explained, understood, reflected upon and rendered meaningful by mindsets that are unique to the African cultures in their various environments.
Philosophy to them is a universal discipline that has the same meaning in all cultures in spite of the fact that a particular philosopher maybe conditioned by cultural biases, method and the existential situation in his/her society.
According to this school represented by basically four African philosophers, Kwasi Wiredu, Paulin Hountondji, Oruka Odera and Peter Bodunrin, African philosophy is the philosophy done by African philosophers be it on the subject matter that is African or alien.
faculty.msmc.edu /lindeman/af.html   (1511 words)

  
  The Philosophy Major
If you are a philosophy major, or might become one, then you should consider registering yourself to receive email notification of updates to the Philosophy Department web site.
Philosophy majors must take a four-course sequence in the history of philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to the 19th Century, three electives (two any-level, one upper-level), one
While we acknowledge diversity in every period in the history of philosophy, we realize that 20th and 21st century philosophy is historically too close to us to definitively establish the most important movements, topics and figures to teach.
www.earlham.edu /~phil/reqmajor.htm   (1086 words)

  
  Philosophy of Religion
Editor's summary: With the rise of analytic philosophy in the early part of the twentieth century and its emphasis upon linguistic analysis, it should not be surprising that a significant crisis developed by mid-century among both philosophers and theologians concerning religious language.
Analytic philosophy of religion is a predominantly English‑speaking enterprise and, hence, a predominantly Western enterprise.
Analytic philosophy is a rich and varied philosophical development that is identified by a group of Wittgensteinian family resemblances regarding the nature of the proper methodology for philosophical inquiry and the nature of the kind of philosophical problems and issues that can be the proper objects of philosophical inquiry.
www.wordtrade.com /religion/philosophyreligion2R.htm   (8976 words)

  
 Course Offerings - Iona College - Department of Philosophy
Philosophy and Culture This course seeks to explore philosophical conceptions of the unity and development of reason as it is reflected in man's most distinctive cultural activities: art, religion, science and morality.
Philosophy and Women This course includes examination of classic writings on women from Plato to de Beauvior, the study of recent feminist and anti-feminist writings, and a critical exploration of women's life in contemporary society.
Philosophy of Law An examination of some classical and contemporary attempts to define and/or explicate the concept of law, the nature of legal reasoning, and the relationships among legal systems and customs, traditions, and moral ideas.
www.iona.edu /philosophy/courses.cfm   (1308 words)

  
 Wertz | Contemporary - Design Philosophy
Contemporary Design embodies a rich mix of sources, from all around the globe, from past and present, from indigenous cultures and even from lost civilizations.
Contemporary Design fuses modern, traditional, and ethnic design, not so much as to contrast them as to show that the fluid simplicity of ethnic and traditional styles from as far and wide as Africa, Asia and South America, is akin to the minimalism of contemporary Western design.
Contemporary Design seeks to create a dynamic fusion of interior design that has both a sense of timelessness and of harmony and balance.
wertzcontemporary.com /design.php   (356 words)

  
  Contemporary philosophy - Definition, explanation
"Contemporary" almost always means diversity, because there has been no time to anneal away the less important work, join together ideas, and codify systems in a manner that is easy to explain to others.
This article is devoted to some of the currents in contemporary Western philosophy at the turn of the 21st century.
Recent works in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of artificial intelligence, and on consciousness in the sciences Recent works in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of artificial intelligence,...
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/co/contemporary_philosophy.php   (519 words)

  
 Princeton University Department of Philosophy - Course Descriptions
The course is an intensive study of selected philosophers or philosophical movements in the history of philosophy.
The course is concerned primarily with the analysis of the Critique of Pure Reason, with some attention to other aspects of Kant's philosophy, such as his views on ethics, aesthetics, and teleological judgment.
Critical examination of traditional and contemporary views of the relations and differences between the cognitive abilities of human and non-human animals; and related moral issues concerning our treatment of other animals.
philosophy.princeton.edu /graduate_course_offerings.html   (1950 words)

  
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A study of the development of philosophy from Augustine in the fourth century A.D. to William of Ockham in the 14th century.
The seminar will examine pairings of works of philosophy and literature dealing with the same themes, to study both the historical influence of philosophy on literature and the conceptual content of literary works in light of philosophical theories.
An in-depth study of the phenomenon of consciousness from classical and contemporary points of view with an attempt to integrate various theories of the mind into a consistent and coherent philosophy of humans.
www.lhup.edu /academic/acad_affairs/PHILOSOPHY.htm   (1623 words)

  
 Philosophy Courses Offered
PREREQUISITE(S): One course in philosophy or one course in psychology.
Central issues in the philosophy of biology such as units of selection, philosophy of ecology, species, fitness, adaptationism, reductionism, development and innateness, evolutionary progress, and viability of applications of evolutionary theory to culture and "human nature".
A substantial paper in contemporary philosophy, assigned by the instructor of the corequisite.
www.ncsu.edu /chass/philo/phil_courses.html   (2142 words)

  
 Fordham Philosophy
An examination of the contrasting moral philosophies of these two figures at the beginning of the modern era, with a look back to their ancient roots (especially Skepticism and Stoicism), as well as a look forward to their relevance for contemporary discussions (for example, moral theory, moral luck, and moral emotions).
Contemporary critics (Maritain, Ryle) and supporters (Husserl, Marion) are studied as part of the perduring controversy over Cartesianism.
We shall focus on three sets of issues and their interrelation: hermeneutics, or the philosophy of interpretation, and its claims concerning the meaning of literary works; the question of authorship or authorial intention; and claims about the “death of the author” in the wake of structuralism, and responses to such claims.
www.fordham.edu /philosophy/graduate/course_bulletin.htm   (3016 words)

  
 The Ayn Rand Institute: Let's Revive Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
There was a time when philosophy was known as the queen of the sciences and when the death of one of its prominent figures would have been news.
Philosophy is the queen of the sciences: its crucial task is to provide man with a comprehensive view of the world.
Onkar Ghate, Ph.D. in philosophy, is a resident fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, Calif. The Institute promotes the philosophy of Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.
www.aynrand.org /site/News2?JServSessionIdr005=vn2zonbos1.app14b&page=NewsArticle&id=7909&printer_friendly=1   (724 words)

  
 Department of Philosophy - Seton Hall University
The development of western philosophy from its origin with the ancient Greeks to 1450 A.D., as seen against the background of the history of the Western culture.
The development of modern western philosophy, considered in its complex interrelations with the scientific, social and ideological transformations of the 600 years from the Renaissance to the present.
The development of philosophy through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, with emphasis upon the distinctively modern approaches to central issues in epistemology, metaphysics and political theory.
artsci.shu.edu /philosophy/descriptions.htm   (1386 words)

  
 Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology: B.A. (PHILOSOPHY) Program Description
The Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) is a degree completion program designed for students wishing to finish their bachelor of arts with a philosophy major and for those desiring a second bachelor’s degree.
The paper topic should be chosen to show either (a) the student's ability to relate the classical philosophic tradition to contemporary thought and to apply both to current philosophical issues or (b) the student appreciation for diverse philosophical opinions and an understanding of their intellectual and cultural contexts.
Sometime after completing the first 15 units of required philosophy course work in the program, the student formulates a paper topic, chooses a faculty member to serve as the reader, and submits the form for the senior paper to the academic dean for approval.
www.dspt.edu /docs/academics/philosophy_description.asp   (1238 words)

  
 ››› buch.de - bücher - versandkostenfrei - Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. Contemporary ...
The present volume is a continuation of the series Contemporary Philosophy (International Institute of Philosophy).
The close connection between aesthetics and religion and between aesthetics and ethics is emphasized in several contributions.The chronicles are as a rule written in English, French and German.
Philosophie der Kunst und Philosophie der Natur in Bildwerk Paul Klees.- Another Go at the Meaning of Music: Koopman, Davies, and the Meanings of « Meaning ».- Creative Ascent.
www.buch.de /buch/13867/436_aesthetics_and_philosophy_of_art__contemporary_philosophy__band_9.html   (444 words)

  
 Saint Joseph's University, Department of Philosophy
An introduction to the nature, methods, and relevance of philosophy through an attempt to answer the question, "What is a person?" The primary focus of the course will be an analysis of philosophical arguments concerning the mind/body problem, freedom and determinism, immortality, and the relation of the individual to society.
The course will emphasize the need for engagement with contemporary science in order to pursue philosophy of religion meaningfully in the contemporary world and will ask what new ways of thinking about ultimate and religious questions are prompted by contemporary scientific findings, particularly in the fields of biology and astronomy.
Philosophy in the American context: the "American experience", historical and contemporary; philosophical concerns that arise in that context; the classical American philosophers--Edwards, Peirce, James, Royce, Dewey, and Whitehead.
www.sju.edu /cas/philosophy/courses.html   (2140 words)

  
 The Philosophy Department at Stony Brook University
The Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University grants B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees to a broad range of students with diverse and varied interests.
Convinced that a knowledge of the history of philosophy is essential to understanding contemporary philosophy, the department offers intensive courses in ancient, medieval, and modern thought.
The department at Stony Brook is internationally renowned for its concentration in Continental philosophy, with particular emphasis on contemporary French and German thought.
www.sunysb.edu /philosophy   (290 words)

  
 Contemporary Art - Submitted Essays
During the Renaissance period the interest in science, politics, sociology, economy and art was roused and set in motion, reflecting and rebuilding a unique unitary world view.
During recent decades philosophy has been besieged by multicultural studies, art and literature by new theoretical challenges, and science/technology by avant-garde artistic experiments.
It is an area of contemporary art and culture that I am intrigued by and is also present in my artistic critical theory and studio practice.
www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk /contemporary-art/essays.htm   (2652 words)

  
 Review of Bender & Blocker, Contemporary Philosophy of Art
Some would argue further that rigid distinctions between analytic and continental philosophy in method and issues have broken down, and that a number of philosophers, especially ones working in aesthetics, make use of sources drawing from both traditions.
In the second part, which comprises most of the anthology, readings in ongoing issues and new perspectives in contemporary philosophy of art are presented.
Yet the volume’s effort to introduce the student to an important debate in aesthetics between postmodernists and analytic philosophers is undercut by the minimal representation given in the volume to philosophers working outside the analytic tradition.
www.aesthetics-online.org /ideas/bender.html   (1812 words)

  
 Philosophy
Philosophy addresses the fundamental issues of human life, including the nature of reality, the secret of beauty, the criteria for knowledge and truth, and the difference between right and wrong.
Philosophy classes generally use the Socratic method, which encourages students to develop and express their own views on philosophical questions and to critically analyze and discuss the views of others.
The mission of the undergraduate degree program in Philosophy is to enable the students to understand the role and importance of philosophical inquiry, and to develop skills in its use.
www.uhh.hawaii.edu /academics/philosophy   (516 words)

  
 Ancient Skepticism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
For even if some of them adopted the negative dogmatism he implies, their philosophy is still centred on the conviction that claims to truth are inherently uncertain, and it is this conviction which is the heart of ancient skepticism.
Though ancient skeptics do not as clearly anticipate modern and contemporary responses to skeptical concerns (their modern ties to liberal political concerns, for example), they very clearly understood the epistemological issues that arise when one attempts to build a rational basis for belief (issues encapsulated in the problem of the criterion and the later modes).
Unlike the contemporary anti-realist, the ancient skeptics retained a realist conception of “truth” and “belief” and, therefore, expressed their position as the rejection of belief and the adoption of a weaker following of appearances, subjective impressions, and so on.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/skepticism-ancient   (9237 words)

  
 Baylor University || Public Relations || News
He has written widely in the fields of contemporary philosophy of science, the history of the philosophy of science from Greek times onward and the philosophical interactions between religious belief and the sciences.
The Reynolds Lectureship was established in 1998 by a gift to the department of philosophy from the Herbert H. and Joy C. Reynolds Endowment Fund for University Excellence.
The 2004 lecture is sponsored cooperatively by the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geology, history, physics, philosophy and psychology and neuroscience.
www.baylor.edu /pr/news.php?action=story&story=6674   (235 words)

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