Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 24, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PHL 218 - Philosophy of Time (4 Cr.)

(WEC)(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)
What is time? Examination of speculations about time in Ancient Greece, Classical, Enlightenment, and Contemporary periods. We will look at the specific ways these speculations have helped develop philosophy, physics, mathematics, theology, religion, history, psychology, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Key themes include the role of time as a measure, time and the cosmos, time as feeling or perception of passage, time as money and capital, clock time, the “billable hour,” times zones, the historical change to internalize time as something we “do,” time and being, and the ubiquitous presence of concepts of time in every understanding of the natural world, abstraction, classification, and our self-understanding throughout Western thought. Prerequisite: either sophomore standing, one course in philosophy, or permission of the instructor.