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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 2350 - Philosophy of Augustine

Credits: 4
The works of Augustine focus on perennial ethical questions and moral problems, for example, freedom and responsibility, individuals and communities, justice and injustice, power and peace, imperialism and oppression, and tolerance and intolerance. The course examines the Augustinian approach to ethical reasoning and clarifies how many of Augustine’s positions are related to his arguments about values with those who think differently from him, especially the dominant philosophers of the Roman Empire, the Stoics and the Neo-Platonists. Classes focus on teaching students to engage in rigorous but respectful discussions and to apply valid rules of ethical reasoning in order to learn how to make sound moral decisions and resolve moral dilemmas in their own lives.
Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000 .
Fulfills: E and W in LS Core