Maureen Eckert, PhD
Professor / Chairperson
Liberal Arts 382
|CUNY Graduate Center||PhD|
An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.
A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.
A study of philosophy from its origin with the pre-Socratics to the middle ages. The major portion of the course will be devoted to the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle.
Community service, Internship, work experience (a) connected to a philosophy course taken for credit that (b) has a reflective project, major assessment and/or set of assessments demonstrating a student's engagement with philosophical ideas in community contexts and (c) is supervised by a faculty member.
Analytical and constructive study of central concepts and essential manifestations of religion. Both historical and contemporary readings are required.
Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline's course offerings. Conditions and hours to be arranged.
- Ancient Philosophy, Philosophical Logic
- David Foster Wallace Studies
- Maureen Eckert (2019).
Euthyphro and the Logic of Miasma
Logos and Episteme 10, 1, 51-60.
- Richard Routley/Sylvan (2018).
Sylvan's Jungle: Vol 1: Exploring Meinong's Jungle
Exploring Meinong's Jungle and Beyond
- Cahn, Bradner and Mills (2018).
Philosophers in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching, 17-20.
- Columbia University Press, co-editor with Steven M. Cahn (2015).
Freedom and the Self: The Philosophy of David Foster Wallace
- Maureen Eckert (2014).
Philosofict: Magazine of Philosophical Fiction and Poetry, 2
Prof. Eckert is faculty advisor in the STAR Center and the Philosophy Association the Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society in Philosophy. She is also a member of the Deviant Logic Posse (Non-Classical Logic work-group).