Philospohy

PHI 214 Philosophy in Literature
Investigates perennial philosophical issues in conflicts of literary characters and ideas. Considers works from such figures as Voltaire, Dostoevsky, Barth, Ellison, Camus, and Flannery O'Connor.

PHI 321 Ethics and Political Realism
Students will trace the concept of political realism from Thucydides through Reinhold Niebuhr and the neo-conservatism of the George W. Bush administration, to the pragmatic realism of the Obama administration.  They will analyze the Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny and American “exceptionalism.”  They will look at the role of government in today’s world.  Are moral values and political realism compatible?