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David Sosa, Chair 2210 Speedway, WAG 316, Stop C3500, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4857

Anna S. Bjurman-Pautz

Lecturer PhD, Lund University, Sweden

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Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Feminist Philosophy, Human Nature

PHL 303 • Human Nature

42630 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am CLA 0.104
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This course examines theories of human nature, such as those of Plato, Aristotle, Augustin, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, and Hobbes. Topics covere include the question whether there is a distinctive human nature, free will, the mind-body proble, and the problem of justice.

PHL 312 • Introduction To Logic

42860-42870 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1200pm WAG 420
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This is a course in the basic principles of logic. The student will come out of this
course with an understanding of deductive inference and of argument generally, as
wells as the notions of logical consequence, validity, soundness, and logical truth.
Specifically, we will be looking at sentential logic (which treats the inferential
relations among simple sentences) and predicate logic. Predicate logic is
distinguished from sentential logic by its use of quantifiers.

PHL S312 • Introduction To Logic

86730 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am WAG 420
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This is a course in the basic principles of logic. The student will come out of this
course with an understanding of deductive inference and of argument generally, as
wells as the notions of logical consequence, validity, soundness, and logical truth.
Specifically, we will be looking at sentential logic (which treats the inferential
relations among simple sentences) and predicate logic. Predicate logic is 
distinguished from sentential logic by its use of quantifiers.

PHL 303 • Human Nature

42995 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am BEN 1.126
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This course examines theories of human nature, such as those of Plato, Aristotle,
Christianity, Hume, and Hobbes. Topics covered include the question whether there is a
distinctive human nature, freewill, and the problem of justice.

PHL 303 • Human Nature

42795 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 103
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This course examines theories of human nature, such as those of Plato, Aristotle,
Christianity, Hume, and Hobbes. Topics covered include the question whether there is a
distinctive human nature, freewill, and the problem of justice.

PHL 312 • Introduction To Logic

42955-42967 • Fall 2013
Meets MW 1100am-1200pm WAG 302
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This is a course in the basic principles of logic. The student will come out of this
course with an understanding of deductive inference and of argument generally, as
wells as the notions of logical consequence, validity, soundness, and logical truth.
Specifically, we will be looking at sentential logic (which treats the inferential
relations among simple sentences) and predicate logic. Predicate logic is
distinguished from sentential logic by its use of quantifiers.

PHL 303 • Human Nature

42391 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 800am-930am WAG 302
show description

This course examines theories of human nature, such as those of Plato, Aristotle,
Christianity, Hume, and Hobbes. Topics covered include the question whether there is a
distinctive human nature, freewill, and the problem of justice.

PHL 312 • Introduction To Logic

42625 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1100am GAR 0.120
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This is a course in the basic principles of logic. The student will come out of this
course with an understanding of deductive inference and of argument generally, as
wells as the notions of logical consequence, validity, soundness, and logical truth.
Specifically, we will be looking at sentential logic (which treats the inferential
relations among simple sentences) and predicate logic. Predicate logic is
distinguished from sentential logic by its use of quantifiers.

PHL 303 • Human Nature

42266 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 103
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This course examines theories of human nature, such as those of Plato, Aristotle,
Christianity, Hume, and Hobbes. Topics covered include the question whether there is a
distinctive human nature, freewill, and the problem of justice.

PHL 312 • Introduction To Logic

42495 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 1000am-1100am PAR 301
show description

This is a course in the basic principles of logic. The student will come out of this
course with an understanding of deductive inference and of argument generally, as
wells as the notions of logical consequence, validity, soundness, and logical truth.
Specifically, we will be looking at sentential logic (which treats the inferential
relations among simple sentences) and predicate logic. Predicate logic is
distinguished from sentential logic by its use of quantifiers.

PHL 303 • Human Nature

42058 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 800am-900am WAG 302
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This course examines theories of human nature, such as those of Plato, Aristotle, Christianity, Hume, and Hobbes. Topics covered include the question whether there is a distinctive human nature, freewill, and the problem of justice.

 

Grading Policy

Midterm: 30%

Final Exam: 30%

Two response papers: 10% each

Ten in-class assignments: 2% each

Class participation will be rewarded.

PHL 312 • Introduction To Logic

42345 • Fall 2011
Meets MW 1000am-1100am WAG 420
show description

This is a course in the basic principles of logic. The student will come out of this course with an understanding of deductive inference and of argument generally, as wells as the notions of logical consequence, validity, soundness, and logical truth. Specifically, we will be looking at sentential logic (which treats the inferential relations among simple sentences) and predicate logic. Predicate logic is distinguished from sentential logic by its use of quantifiers.

Text book: Bonevac, D. Decudction: Introductory Symbolic Logic, 2nd ed. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 2003.

Grading Policy: Midterm and final exam: 30% total (15% each). Home work assignments: 70%

PHL 303 • Human Nature

42715 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 800am-900am WAG 302
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This course examines theories of human nature, such as those of Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Hobbes. Topics covered include the question whether there is a distinctive human nature and its relation to ethics, what is happiness, free will, the mind and body problem, and the problem of justice. 

Grading policy
Midterm 30%
Final exam 30%
Two response papers 10% each.
Class participation/in-class assignments  20%

PHL 303 • Human Nature

42095 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 800am-900am WEL 2.308
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This course examines thoeries of human nature, such as those of Plato, Aristotle, Christianity, Descartes, Hume, Hobbes, and Freud. Topics covered include the question whether there is a distinctive human nature, free will, the mind and body problem, and the problem of justice. 

Grading Policy

Midterm: 40%
Final Exam: 40%
Two response papers: 10% each

Class participation will be rewarded

Texts:

● Theories of Human Nature: Classical and Contemporry Readings, Abel, Donald C.
● Other material will be posed on Blackboard

PHL 303 • Human Nature

42795 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 930-1100 WAG 302
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This course examines theories of human nature, such as those of Plato, Aristotle,
Christianity, Hume, and Hobbes. Topics covered include the question whether there is a
distinctive human nature, freewill, and the problem of justice.

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