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Office Hours - Fall 2021

Due to COVID restrictions, I won't be having regular office hour until further notice. Please email me or use one of the other options listed on the syllabus to contact me!

My office is HLG 563.

Office Phone:

(337) 482-6806

e-mail: keithk@louisiana.edu
 

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ABOUT PHILOSOPHY:

 

If you're wondering what philosophy is really all about, read my article What Is Philosophy?

For advice on how to do well in my philosophy courses, see my How To Survive Your First Philosophy Course pages.

See how studying philosophy can enhance your education and your career!



LINKS PAGES:
 

If you're curious about what the Internet has to offer in the way of interesting web sites about philosophy, see my Philosophy Links Page.

If you're interested in books, visit my Bookhound Page!

See my Research Links page for lots of useful links for doing research on the internet!

Just for fun, see my Fun Links Page!

If you're interested in doing professional research in contemporary analytic epistemology (and who isn't?), see my EpistemologyResearch Guide for numerous links to epistemology papers online and other resources.  


DR. KORCZ'S COURSES FOR SPRING 2022:
 

PHIL 201 - How to Think About Weird Things
Is creationism true? How can people believe in parapsychology? UFO abductions? psychic surgery and other quack medicine? We'll examine each of these issues and more in light of inductive logic and the fundamental principles of scientific explanation. No prerequisites.

PHIL 316 Professional Ethics

A survey of issues in the ethics of business. No prerequisites.

The Modern era (including the 17th  and 18th centuries) is one of the most exciting eras of Western civilization, with revolutions in philosophy, science, and society that changed the course of history and laid the foundations for the contemporary world. We'll critically evaluate the philosophical work of some of the central figures in this revolution, focusing on their accounts of knowledge and reality. People discussed include Rene Descartes, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, John Locke, Margaret Cavendish, George Berkeley, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Gottfired Wilhelm Leibniz, and others. Prerequisite: ENGL 101.



DR. KORCZ'S COURSES FOR FALL 2021:

PHIL 101 What Is Philosophy?

What is philosophy and how is it done? Is the mind just the brain? What is knowledge? How can we get some? We'll discuss these and other issues, along with a little logic. No prerequisites.

PHIL 316 Professional Ethics
A survey of issues in the ethics of business. No prerequisites.

Does God Exist? We'll find out! See what philosophers, both theist and atheist, have said about the existence of God, souls, life after death, and more. No prerequisites.



COURSES PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT BY DR. KORCZ AT UL LAFAYETTE:

PHIL 111 Contemporary Moral Dilemmas

PHIL 151 Honors Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 202 Critical Thinking

PHIL 329 Topics in the History of Philosophy: Skepticism

PHIL 329 Topics in the History of Philosophy: Philosophy of the Enlightenment

PHIL 329 Topics in the History of Philosophy: David Hume

PHIL 361 Introduction to Symbolic Logic

PHIL 371 Paradoxes and Skepticism

PHIL 402 Metaphysics

PHIL 441 Theory of Knowledge

PHIL 497 Classics of Contemporary Analytic Epistemology

PHIL 497 Ethical Theory

PHIL 497 Free WIll


COURSES PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT BY DR. KORCZ AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES:

Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy




ADDITIONAL STUFF:

Myths and Facts About the 1960s - In this editorial, I
 attempt to debunk some popular misconceptions
 about the 1960s and shed some light on the relation
 between the culture of the 1960s and that of the
 1990s. I also provide some interesting links to sites
 devoted to '60s culture at the bottom of the page.

Jazz Critic's Favorite Albums - a compilation.

Resources for teaching philosophy - books, sites, etc.

Be sure to visit the UL Lafayette Philosophy Home
Page for more information about the University of
Louisiana, Lafayette Philosophy Program.

You can also visit the home page of the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


This page maintained by Dr. Keith Korcz since 1999.