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Graduate Studies Catalog (1999-2001)


Department of Philosophy

101 Hartwell
(716) 395-2420

Chairman and Professor: Georges Dicker, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Professors: Georges Dicker, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Joseph Gilbert, Ph.D., New York University; Harold Greenstein, Ph.D., New York University. Associate Professor: Jack B. Glickman, Ph.D., New York University.

The Department of Philosophy offers graduate courses that may be applied as requirements and/or electives in degree programs as determined through the advisement process.



Philosophy Courses

PHL 519 Professional Ethics (A). Provides an overview of ethical issues in several professions. Considers what the role of the professions and the conduct of professionals should be, given societal values such as governance by law, freedom, protection from injury, equality of opportunity, privacy and welfare. 3 Cr.

PHL 528 Philosophy of Art (A). Critically examines competing answers to selected central questions in the philosophy of art using contemporary as well as historical writings. Includes these topics: the definition of art, the nature of artistic expression, validity in interpretation, what makes art representational, and the nature of creativity. 3 Cr.

PHL 591 Seminar on Individual Philosophers. Provides an in-depth study of the writings of one or two major philosophers, such as Descartes, Hume, Kant, Dewey, Sartre and Rawls. Content varies with appropriate subtitles provided. May be repeated as subtitle varies. 3 Cr.


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