Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 484: Philosophical Anthropology

Catalog Description

This course will explore theories of human nature, and issues such as the nature of human culture and civilization, freedom, political action, etc. Such theories could include religious views, Marxist views, "existentialist" views, and psychoanalytical views.

PHIL 484: Philosophical Anthropology: Race Theory

Dr. Jacqueline Scott

In this course we will examine several contemporary arguments within the field of race theory. The two major questions that guide this field are: What is race? What values do and/or should we assign to race in our society?. The course will be divided into three parts: 1) the historical roots of contemporary arguments about race; 2) several contemporary arguments about race; 3) a few of the social/political implications about these arguments.