Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Degree Codes: Program- AB Plan- AB-PHL


Introduction to Philosophy (INTPHIL)
3 units
The course is an introduction to the study of philosophy. it allows students to be familiar with philosophical terms and viewpoints as well as the discipline of philosophizing. It includes presentation, discussion, and critical analysis of various approaches to solve philosophical problems.

Formal Logic (FOLOGIC)
3 units
A special course for student interested in developing skills to form clear and systematic thought. The course covers classical and symbolic logic.

Philosophy of Person (PHILPER)
3 units
A survey of ideas that deal with the nature of the human being as well as of human experiences such as suffering, despair, and death.
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion (PHILORL)
3 units
A survey of the philosophical foundations of major and minor religions all over the world.
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy (ANCPHIL)
3 units
A comprehensive study of Greek thinkers from the pre-Socratics to Plotinus, with special attention to the basic works of Plato and Aristotle.

Medieval Philosophy (MEDPHIL)
3 units
A study of the major philosophical insights of Plotinus, St. Augustine, John Scotus Erigena, St. Anselm, Avicenna, Averoes, Moses Maimonides, and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Pre-requisite: Ancient Philosophy

Modern Philosophy (MODPHIL)
3 units
A survey of the works of the philosophers of the modern period, from the 16th to the 19th century.
Pre-requisite: Medieval Philosophy

Contemporary Philosophy 1 (CONTEM1)
3 units
A study of the post-kantian philosophy up to Nietzche.

Contemporary Philosophy 2 (CONTEM2)
3 units
A specialized course covering selected topics which represent continental philosophy: existentialism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and postmodernism..
Pre-requisites: CONTEM 1

 


Contemporary Philosophy 3 (CONTEM3)
3 units
A study of the contemporary Anglo-American analytic and pragmatic traditions.

Aesthetics (ESTHETIC)
3 units
A historical survey of theories of beauty, the creative impulse, and the nature of artistic experience. It studies the theories of Plato up to Wittgenstein and the postmodernist views on aesthetics.

Analytic Philosophy (ANAPHIL)
3 units
A study of contemporary Anglo-American analytic philosophy from Bertrand Russel and GE Moore to John Searle.

Biomedical Ethics (BIOTICS)
3 units
An in-depth reflection upon the moral issues of life, sex, health, and death that have resulted from modern biomedical technology.

Chinese Philosophy (CHIPHIL)
3 units
An in-depth study of Chinese thinkers: Confucius, Mencius, Lao Tzu, Han Fei Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Mo Tzu, and their writings.

Comparative Philosophy (COMPARA)
3 units
A comparative analysis of Eastern and Western philosophical currents.
Pre-requisite: 9 units of Philosophy

Existentialism (EXISTEN)
3 units
A discussion of the Philosophies of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Marcel, Jaspers, Sartre and Camus.
Pre-requisites: 9 units of Philosophy

Filipino Philosophy (FIPHILO)
3 units
A study of the thought and values of Filipino thinkers as culled from literature and history.

Crithical Thinking (CRITHIN)
3 units
This course is an introduction to the skills in reasoning and argumentation. It covers a variety of argumentation techniques.

Advance Logic ( ADLOGIC)
3 units
A detailed study of modern (symbolic/mathematical) logic or of modern methods and principles used in distinguishing correct from incorrect reasoning.

Asian Philosophy (ASIPHIL)
3 units
An introductory course which allows the students to be familiar with the major philosophical systems of India, China, Japan. And other Asian countries.

 


Indian Philosophy (INDPHIL)
3 units
An in-depth study of Indian thought contained in the Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana and Mahabharata, and other Buddhist writings.

Legal Philosophy (LEGPHIL)
3 units
A study of the different schools of jurisprudence. It inquires into the nature, essence, and purpose of the law.

Literature as Philosophy (PHILLIT)
3 units
A discussion of the philosophical aspects of the works of French and German writers like Camus, Sartre, Marcel, Gide, Mann, Hesse, and others. The intimate connection between literature and philosophy is discussed.
Pre-requisite: 6 units of Philosophy

Metaphysics (METAPHY)
3 units
A study of the framework of being and existence, includes discussions on space, causality, universals, mind and body, and other relevant topics.
Pre-requisites: 6 units of philosophy.

Narrative Philosophy (NARPHIL)
3 units
Explores the nature of narratives and their importance to some philosophical issues such as identity, freedom, consciousness, axiology, and wisdom.

Phenomenology (PHENOME)
3 units
An inquiry into different kinds of phenomenology using Husserl’s as a point of departure.
Pre-requisites: Contemporary 1 and 2

Philosophy of History (PHILHIS)
3 units
A study of the philosophers of history from past to present.
Pre-requisites: 6 units of Philosophy

Philosophy of Nietzsche (NITZSCH)
3 units
A study of the major works of Nietzsche: The thrust of the course is to clarify if not simplify the significant themes of Nietzsche’s philosophy.

Philosophy of Science (PHILSCI)
3 units
A combined study of philosophy and science, ranging from Greek thought to modern physics.
Pre-requisite: Logic

Philosophy of Socrates (SOCRATE)
3 units
The course is designed to offer a rounded outlook on Socrates --his life, character, thought, and his influence on his contemporaries.

Philosophy of the Unconscious (PHILUNC)
3 units
A critique of consciousness and an exploration of the non-conscious aspects of the human psyche.

Political Philosophy (POPHILO)
3 units
A philosophical study of the main political theories of Western and Eastern civilizations.

Thomism (THOMISM)
3 units
An investigation of the main themes of Thomas Aquinas's writings.

Tribal Philosophy (TRIPHIL)
3 units
An inquiry into the mythical roots of basic philosophical theories.

Women in Philosophy (WOMAPHI)
3 units
A specialized course on the philosophical materials written by and on women, e.g., de Beauvoir, Arendt, Rand, Kristeva, Cixous, Irigaray.

Zen Buddhism (ZENBUDD)
3 units
A discussion of the history of Buddhism until its incorporation into the Japanese culture. The course includes lessons on Zen meditation called ZAZEN.