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1. PHIL 331 1: Business and Professional Ethics: PHIL 332 2: Environmentals Ethics: POLI 351: Environmental Politics and Policy: SOCI 230. Is euthanasia morally permissible?

Is the sentence “This sentence is false” true or false? Phil 100 is a full-year course that combines all of the topics typically taught in Phil 101 and 102. Nature 383: 330-332.

What constitutes a good reason for believing something?

However, students who are curious about Philosophy may find the following general guidelines helpful: Despite the numbering, you can take either of Phil 101 or Phil 102 without taking the other, and you can take them in any order.

2 Formerly PHIL 435A. Explain and discriminate between major approaches to political philosophy such as Libertarianism, Marxism, Liberalism and Communitarianism. Learn more by taking a class or talking with one of our advisors. Explain metaphysical concepts such as necessity, reality, time, God and free will, and evaluate major philosophical positions in relation to each. Understand and critically engage with historical and contemporary philosophical texts. Recognize and articulate fundamental questions about what exists, what we can know and how we should live our lives.

Shopping, Society, and Sustainability. Also: some sections of Phil 101 and 102 are offered in a pure lecture format (3 lectures / week), while others are offered in a lecture and discussion format (2 lectures + 1 discussion / week). Can we ever have absolutely certain knowledge?

natural sciences. Moral problems arising in the context of human relationships to nature and to non-human living things, considered in terms of both general moral theory and policy formation. We focus on the search for self-knowledge (gnōthi seauton), which Greek writers attributed to the Pythia, Oracle at Delphi. These deceptively simple questions do not have easy answers. Selected Articles, a selection of influential and important philosophical articles in health care ethics. This course will provide an introduction to feminist perspectives on gender and sex. Which takes precedence over the other — the Right or the Good? In Philosophy 333, we will explore answers to these questions from a variety of perspectives. No 100-level Philosophy courses are requirements for our minor, major, combined major, or honours programs. Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?

This course is available both in lecture format and distance education format.

What, in general, makes an act morally right or wrong, a person virtuous or vicious, a policy just or unjust? Explain the relations between those eras of philosophy and contemporary philosophy. Course description Is euthanasia morally permissible? Phil 120 is concerned with formal reasoning and critical thinking. Apply philosophical learning to important public issues and articulate why philosophical understanding is valuable in such debates. How can moral disagreements be rationally settled?

Students with a major in philosophy at UBC will be able to: Philosophy doesn’t stop with questions like What can we know? Examples of topics we will investigate are: gender, sexual objectification, heteronormativity, and sexual preferences.
Phil 125 is concerned with scientific reasoning and critical thinking. Is it morally permissible for women to obtain and for doctors to provide medically unnecessary Caesarean sections?

Show sensitivity to issues of translation, textual transmission and the historical and cultural context in which philosophical ideas develop. Limnology and Oceanography 45: 1485-1500. Should doctors provide alternative, unproven therapies to their patients who request them? When, if ever, is paternalism morally justified? We will, in short, critically examine some leading philosophical theories, and some important, and difficult, ethical issues in health care. These skills are not only helpful for graduate studies in Philosophy; they are some of the most valuable transferable skills for any profession.
Are mind and body distinct? The benefits of the full-year commitment include getting to know and work with the instructor and fellow students for two terms. Is capital punishment immoral? Under what conditions is it right to restrict a person’s liberty? Click here for more information about Canvas. Under what circumstances, if any, is abortion morally wrong? There are difficult decisions made everyday; whether or not to take this class isn't one of them, it's an easy choice! Tortell, Philippe D., Greg H. Rau, François M.M. Here are 10 of the easiest classes at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan! Students may use any 300-/400-level philosophy courses to fulfill their elective requirements excluding PHIL 400 and 401. Must we always have evidence in order to know? On this […] University of British Columbia Introduction to Politics POLI 380 - Fall 2017 Register Now UBC POLI380 Stata WORKBOOK 2017.pdf. This course is only available in lecture format. Is there a God? What is the relationship between patient autonomy, competence, and informed consent? Tortell, Philippe D., Maria M. Maldonado, Neil M. Price (1996) The role of heterotrophic bacteria in iron-limited ocean ecosystems.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has its fair share of difficult classes, with the ones that stand above the rest often stemming from math and sciences. Phil 100 is only offered in the lecture and discussion format (2 lectures + 1 discussion / week). Creative Writing, Optional-Residency MFA Program, Faculty of Education, Professional Development & Community Engagement, Real Estate Division at the Sauder School of Business.

This course will provide an introduction to feminist perspectives on gender and sex. UBC Psychology considers the below syllabi as official. UBC researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a potential drug therapy that blocks the cellular door used by the COVID-19 virus to infect its hosts.

Examples of topics we will investigate are: gender, sexual objectification, heteronormativity, and sexual preferences. Debating Health Care Ethics: Canadian Contexts, 2nd edition, Patrick Findler, Doran Smolkin, Warren Bourgeois. We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). BA Philosophy 2006 and current research analyst and consultant for HR. The 18-credit core consists of PHIL 230, 240, 330, 340, and any two of the following: PHIL 335, 338, 431, and/or 461, and 491. 1) ... PHIL 230: Ethics People are faced with moral dilemmas daily.

Any course(s) not on these lists that you feel are relevant as Restricted Electives need to be approved by your program advisor, whose name and email is listed within each major.

Acquire competence in translation, interpretation, and proof in sentential and predicate logic and understand how these processes help evaluate arguments. Do numbers exist? Phil 100 is a full-year course that combines all of the topics typically taught in Phil 101 and 102. How should we live our lives? Guaranteed to keep you gasping for air by the second week of school, we give you 10 of the Hardest Classes at UBC. Do trees have rights? If you are looking for a syllabus that is not posted below, please contact your course instructor to request a copy. 1 Formerly PHIL 434A. Develop their own areas of interest and investigate them from various perspectives. Morel (2000) Inorganic carbon acquisition in coastal Pacific phytoplankton communities. A BA in Philosophy will help you develop the analytical, critical-reasoning, problem-solving, and communication skills needed to approach these question in a clear-eyed way. COVID-19 notice: While most of this course can be completed asynchronously, those who can attend the lecture/discussion portion of the course are strongly encouraged to do so. Write a research paper that engages with primary and secondary literature. An Introduction to Greek Philosophy This course traces the early evolution of Ancient Greek philosophy, or the “love of wisdom” (philosophia), from its roots in the myths of Homer (c. 800 BCE) to the dialogues of Plato (429-347 BCE). What is the relationship between patient autonomy, competence, and informed consent? Phil 101 is typically oriented towards introductory topics related to metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of mind.

What is truth? Those quickly give rise to others. Under what circumstances, if any, is abortion morally wrong? Explain and discriminate between major approaches to moral philosophy such as consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics. We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). Canadian Scholars, 2019, The textbook is available through the UBC Bookstore.

Explain epistemological concepts such as the nature of knowledge, justification, evidence and skepticism.

Why should we obey the law? In addition to these three Introduction to Philosophy courses, we offer two courses on reasoning at the first-year level: To see our entire course catalogue, please check out our Courses page. We will be engaging with complex readings and difficult course material; discussing them collectively is the best way to learn from them. Are people ever really free? How should we live our lives?

Grades will be based on the following components: This is an online course. These questions eventually generated the main great subdisciplines within philosophy: epistemology (the theory of knowledge), metaphysics (the theory of being), logic (the theory of reason and of inference), value theory (including ethics, politics and aesthetics) and the history of philosophy. Textbook order form. Understand influential attempts to answer such questions and evaluate their advantages and disadvantages. COVID-19 notice: While most of this course can be completed asynchronously, those who can attend the lecture/discussion portion of the course are strongly encouraged to do so. Identify central concerns and methods of philosophy in its historical development.

Copies of these articles are available through the “Course Readings” tab on Canvas. Phil 101 is typically oriented towards introductory topics related to metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of mind. By successfully completing this course, you will gain a better understanding of moral theory generally; a greater familiarity with specific arguments on specific ethical issues in health care; a deeper understanding of your own views on these issues, and an enhanced ability to identify, articulate, develop, and critically analyze arguments. Are there things about the world that are, in principle, impossible to know? The benefits of the full-year commitment include getting to know and work with the instructor and fellow students for two terms.

Recognize the existence of multiple philosophical traditions and reflect on the cultural specificity of some of their own concepts and values. Acquiring a critical grasp of leading normative ethical theories; Gaining a critical understanding of some important philosophical literature on some moral problems in health care; Developing your critical reasoning skills when it comes to identifying arguments in a text, stating those arguments in a precise and clear manner, and raising targeted objections to those arguments; Encouraging you to consider your own views on selected moral problems in health care, to consider your reasons for your views, to examine your views and reasons critically, and to rethink your views and arguments in the light of criticism.

PHIL 332 - Environmental Ethics.

Explain philosophical texts and positions accurately, to identify and apply research methods consistently and to articulate and defend precise positions. We are unable to accommodate any requests to mail hard copy files. When, if ever, is paternalism morally justified? Is it morally permissible for women to obtain and for doctors to provide medically unnecessary Caesarean sections? What can we know? Restricted Electives are courses that are more specific to your degree program and/or career goals.