The Philosophy Minor at Pratt introduces classical problems of philosophy and brings them into contemporary contexts. It challenges traditional wisdom with new arguments and considers better models for the future, whilst also studying major thinkers of the past whose influence continues to shape modern thought. Central to the Minor are questions about ethics and politics (How can we live a good life? What is justice? What is power?), knowledge (How are our beliefs justified? Do we know anything at all? How do we perceive the world around us?), and art (What is art? What is beauty? How do we form judgements of taste?). Students shape their own program to satisfy their intellectual curiosity by selecting topics from a generous range of courses such as aesthetics, ethics and social issues, environmental philosophy, existentialism, feminism and gender theory, modern political thought, metaphysics, logic, and others.
|History of Philosophy|
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|History of Philosophy- Ancient to Medieval|
|Modern Philosophy:History and Problems|
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|Problems in Philosophy|
|Ethics And Social Issues|
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|Philosophy and Critical Theory Theory|
|Philosophy of Literature|
|Theories of Knowledge|
|Advanced Topics in Philosophy|
|Modern Political Thought|
|Romanticism To Existentialism|
*PHIL-301 Logic may be taken either as a Contemporary Philosophy course or as an elective.
*6 credits should be at the 300 level or higher.