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Idaho State University

Fall 2017 Philosophy Courses

Fall 2017 Philosophy Courses

Idaho State University’s Fall 2017 semester starts on August 22. The College of Arts and Letters is offering several philosophy courses that fulfill general education objectives, and some that don’t. Below is a list of some of the philosophy courses the College is offering. Visit BengalWeb to see all of the courses the College will offer this fall.


Phil 1101: Introduction to Philosophy 

Daniel Haas


CRN: 10073

Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4

An introduction to the major thinkers and major problems in Western philosophical and scientific traditions. Sections may emphasize either a historical or problems approach


Phil 2201: Introduction to Logic 

Russell Wahl

MWF 10-10:50 a.m.

CRN: 10077

Satisfies General Education Objective 7

An introduction to the concepts and methods of deductive and inductive logic, with special emphasis on the use of logical methods to identify, analyze, construct, and evaluate everyday arguments.


PHIL 2299: Life and Death 

Evan Rodriguez

MWF 12-12:50 p.m.

CRN: 14952

In this course, we will discuss some of the most important and difficult questions about life and death. How should we live in light of the fact that each of us will die? Is death really the end? Is there anything special about human existence, and is there one best way to live as a result? If we could achieve immortality, would it be worth it?

We will investigate answers from ancient philosophers both East and West as well as contemporary thinkers still grappling with these issues today. We will also consider perspectives informed by both religious and non-religious traditions. Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living, so let's take this opportunity to examine!


Phil 4435: Metaphysics 

Jacob Berger

TF 1-2:15 p.m.

CRN: 14953

A study of some of the main questions of metaphysics, including such topics as being, substance, universals, space and time, appearance and reality, identity, freewill and determinism, causality and the nature and possibility of metaphysics itself.