2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy


Major Requirements    Minor Requirements  

http://philosophy.utk.edu

Richard Aquila and John Nolt, Interim Co-Heads

Professors
Coffman, E.J., PhD – Notre Dame
Nolt, J.E., PhD – Ohio State
Reidy, D.A., JD, PhD – Kansas

Associate Professors
Shaw, J.C., PhD – Washington (St. Louis)

Assistant Professors
Berenstain, N., PhD – Texas
Cureton, A., PhD – North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Garthoff, J., PhD – UCLA
Gehrman, K., PhD – UCLA
Kohl, M., PhD – Berkeley
Palmer, D., PhD – Texas

Adjunct Faculty
Beasley, A.D., MD – Tennessee
Dunn, A.R., PhD – Washington
Mendola, A., PhD – Tennessee
Wagner, C.G., PhD – Duke

Philosophy as a discipline, in western civilization, has its roots in the thought of ancient Greece, which posed three questions which philosophers have ever since attempted to answer: (1) What is real? (2) How do we know? (3) What should we do? (metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, respectively). The department’s program is designed to introduce students to this rich tradition of thought and speculation. Such an introduction will provide them with an understanding of the development of the thought of their civilization and thus prepare them to participate thoughtfully and critically in our complex, modern society. Students taking philosophy courses will develop skills in critical thinking, argumentation, reading, and writing.