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Charles A. Krecz

Senior Lecturer PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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Biography

Charles Krecz has published a number of articles in the fields of ontology and metaphysics.

Interests

Metaphysical systems, Contemporary moral problems, process philosophy and pragmatism

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42675-42710 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 200pm-300pm ART 1.102
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An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality, capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42740-42755 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 300pm-400pm ART 1.102
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An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality, capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 325L • Business, Ethics, And Publ Pol

43020 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm BUR 116
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This course is mainly an introduction to a number of ethical problems that arise in the world of business, including problems regarding economic justice, corporate responsibility, advertising, and consumer protection. We will consider general ethical theories as well as specific business ethical issues.

PHL S318 • Introduction To Ethics

86735 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am WEL 3.260
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An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of three great ethical theorists. We will be concerned with a number of fundamental ethical questions such as the nature of the good person, the nature of the good life, and criteria for determining moral obligation.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

43070-43110 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 1000am-1100am WEL 2.224
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

43115-43140 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 1100am-1200pm ART 1.102
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 365 • Process Philos And Pragmatism

43425 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm MEZ 1.102
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An examination of process philosophy, one of the major metaphysical movements of the twentieth century, including philosophers such as James, Dewey, and Whitehead. 

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42815-42840 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1000am-1100am WEL 2.246
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42850-42870 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1100am-1200pm WEL 2.246
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 325L • Business, Ethics, And Publ Pol

43060 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm WEL 2.304
show description

This course is mainly an introduction to a number of ethical problems that arise in the world of business, including problems regarding economic justice, corporate responsibility, advertising, and consumer protection. We will consider general ethical theories as well as specific business ethical issues.

PHL S318 • Introduction To Ethics

87085 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am WAG 302
show description

This course will consider several major ethical theories in the Western and Chinese philosophical traditions as guides to practical living.  The primary question to be addressed is:  What is the good life for human beings, in theory and in practice?

 

This course carries the Ethics and Leadership flag. Ethics and Leadership courses are designed to equip you with skills that are necessary for making ethical decisions in your adult and professional life. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from assignments involving ethical issues and the process of applying ethical reasoning to real-life situations.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42430-42480 • Spring 2013
Meets MW 1000am-1100am WEL 1.316
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42485-42540 • Spring 2013
Meets MW 1100am-1200pm WEL 1.316
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 365 • Process Philos And Pragmatism

42800 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm WAG 308
show description

An examination of process philosophy, one of the major metaphysical movements of the twentieth century, including philosophers such as James, Dewey, and Whitehead. 

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42305-42355 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 1000am-1100am WEL 2.122
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42360-42415 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 1100am-1200pm WEL 2.122
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL S329L • Early Mod Phl: Descartes-Kant

87405 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am JGB 2.202
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This course is a survey of modern philosophy. It covers Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. The class will be conducted in three lectures and one discussion session every week.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42275-42330 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 1000am-1100am WEL 1.316
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42335-42390 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 1100am-1200pm WEL 1.316
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 365 • Process Philos And Pragmatism

42615 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm WAG 308
show description

An examination of process philosophy, one of the major metaphysical movements of the twentieth century, including philosophers such as James, Dewey, and Whitehead. 

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42090-42145 • Fall 2011
Meets MW 1000am-1100am WEL 1.316
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An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality, capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

TEXT: SOCIAL ETHICS, ed. by Mappes and Zembaty, McGraw-Hill, seventh edition.

REQUIREMENTS: Attendance at lecture is required. Attendance at discussion section is required. There will be four exams, each worth 20% of the grade. Discussion section will be graded and will count 20%. All exams take place in the lecture classroom. There will be no comprehensive final. Except in extenuating circumstances, make-up exams will cost one full letter grade. Teaching assistants are responsible for discussion section, grading exams and make-up exams.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42150-42200 • Fall 2011
Meets MW 1100am-1200pm WEL 1.316
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality, capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

TEXT: SOCIAL ETHICS, ed. by Mappes and Zembaty, McGraw-Hill, seventh edition.

REQUIREMENTS: Attendance at lecture is required. Attendance at discussion section is required. There will be four exams, each worth 20% of the grade. Discussion section will be graded and will count 20%. All exams take place in the lecture classroom. There will be no comprehensive final. Except in extenuating circumstances, make-up exams will cost one full letter grade. Teaching assistants are responsible for discussion section, grading exams and make-up exams.

PHL 325L • Business, Ethics, And Publ Pol

42505 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm WAG 302
show description

This course is mainly an introduction to a number of ethical problems that arise in the world of business, including problems regarding economic justice, corporate responsibility, advertising, and consumer protection. We will consider general ethical theories as well as specific business ethical issues.

TEXT: ETHICAL THEORYAND BUSINESS, ed. by Beauchamp and Bowie, Prentice-Hall, Eighth Edition.

REQUIREMENTS: Attendance at lecture is required. There will be four exams, each worth 25% of the grade. All exams take place in the lecture classroom. There will be no comprehensive final. Except in extenuating circumstances, make-up exams will cost one full letter grade. Teaching assistants are responsible for grading exams and make-up exams.

PHL S318 • Introduction To Ethics

87375-87385 • Summer 2011
Meets MTWTH 1000am-1130am WAG 302
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of three great ethical theorists. We will be concerned with a number of fundamental ethical questions such as the nature of the good person, the nature of the good life, and criteria for determining moral obligation.

Grading Policy

1. You are responsible for all assigned reading, and attendance at lecture.

2. There will be three examinations, each counting for about one-third of your grade. The exams will be essay type or combination objective-essay type. There will be no comprehensive final; class participation will be used to decide borderline cases. Except in emergency situations, makeup exams will cost a full letter grade.

Texts

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, trans. Martin Ostwald,

Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, trans. Paton

Mill, Utilitarianism

PHL 301 • Introduction To Philosophy

42595 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm WEL 1.316
show description

An introduction to the basic problems of philosophy by way of an examination and discussion of the writings of some great philosophers.

TEXT: Classics of Western Philosophy, ed. by Steven M. Cahn, Hackett Publishing, 7TH EDITION ONLY.

REQUIREMENTS: Attendance at lecture is required. Attendance at discussion section is required. There
will be four exams, each worth 20% of the grade. Discussion section will be graded and will count 20%. All ex
take place in the lecture classroom. There will be no comprehensive final. Except in extenuating circumstances
make-up exams will cost one full letter grade. Teaching assistants are responsible for discussion section,
grading exams and make-up exams. The following will be strictly observed with no "bumping" up: A: 90-
B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: below 60.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42765-42810 • Spring 2011
Meets MW 1000am-1100am WCH 1.120
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality, capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

TEXT: SOCIAL ETHICS, ed. by Mappes and Zembaty, McGraw-Hill, seventh edition.

REQUIREMENTS: Attendance at lecture is required. Attendance at discussion section is required. There will be four exams, each worth 20% of the grade. Discussion section will be graded and will count 20%. All exams take place in the lecture classroom. There will be no comprehensive final. Except in extenuating circumstances, make-up exams will cost one full letter grade. Teaching assistants are responsible for discussion section, grading exams and make-up exams.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42825-42880 • Spring 2011
Meets MW 1100am-1200pm WCH 1.120
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality, capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

TEXT: SOCIAL ETHICS, ed. by Mappes and Zembaty, McGraw-Hill, seventh edition.

REQUIREMENTS: Attendance at lecture is required. Attendance at discussion section is required. There will be four exams, each worth 20% of the grade. Discussion section will be graded and will count 20%. All exams take place in the lecture classroom. There will be no comprehensive final. Except in extenuating circumstances, make-up exams will cost one full letter grade. Teaching assistants are responsible for discussion section, grading exams and make-up exams.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42130-42170 • Fall 2010
Meets MW 1000am-1100am WEL 2.246
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42175-42215 • Fall 2010
Meets MW 1100am-1200pm GEA 105
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 318 • Introduction To Ethics

86890 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTH 1000am-1130am WAG 302
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of three great ethical theorists. We will be concerned with a number of fundamental ethical questions such as the nature of the good person, the nature of the good life, and criteria for determining moral obligation.

Grading Policy

1. You are responsible for all assigned reading, and attendance at lecture.

2. There will be three examinations, each counting for about one-third of your grade. The exams will be essay type or combination objective-essay type. There will be no comprehensive final; class participation will be used to decide borderline cases. Except in emergency situations, makeup exams will cost a full letter grade.

Texts

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, trans. Martin Ostwald,

Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, trans. Paton

Mill, Utilitarianism

PHL S318 • Introduction To Ethics

86895-86900 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTH 1000am-1130am WAG 302
show description

This course will consider several major ethical theories in the Western and Chinese philosophical traditions as guides to practical living.  The primary question to be addressed is:  What is the good life for human beings, in theory and in practice?

 

This course carries the Ethics and Leadership flag. Ethics and Leadership courses are designed to equip you with skills that are necessary for making ethical decisions in your adult and professional life. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from assignments involving ethical issues and the process of applying ethical reasoning to real-life situations.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42845-42900 • Spring 2010
Meets MW 1000-1100 WCH 1.120
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42905-42960 • Spring 2010
Meets MW 1100-1200 WCH 1.120
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 365 • Process Philos And Pragmatism

43240 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm WAG 302
show description

An examination of process philosophy, one of the major metaphysical movements of the twentieth century, including philosophers such as James, Dewey, and Whitehead. 

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

43035-43090 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 1000-1100 WEL 1.316
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

43095-43150 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 1100-1200 BUR 106
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42030-42085 • Spring 2009
Meets MW 1000-1100 WCH 1.120
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems

42090-42145 • Spring 2009
Meets MW 1100-1200 WCH 1.120
show description

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number
of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality,
capital punishment, and pornography and hate speech.

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