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Heidi M. Giebel

Associate Professor of Philosophy. Managing Editor of American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.
Degree
Academic History
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
M.A., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
B.A., St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin
Office
JRC 242
Phone
(651) 962-5367
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5367
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Expertise
Ethical Theory
Practical Ethics
Medieval Philosophy

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 110 - 16 The Person and the Good See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

46705 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

Using philosophical methodology, and with substantial attention to Catholic intellectual tradition, this course enquires into the foundations of ethics, including how our conception of the human person affects our understanding of the moral life. It considers also the question of the rationality of belief in God and the difference (if any) God makes to our understanding of the person and the good. In addressing these topics, the course develops and applies basic logic skills, introduced as an essential part of philosophical method and an indispensable tool of critical thinking.

Schedule Details

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KOC 1130935-1040M - - - F - -
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PHIL 220 - 01 Logic - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 209

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0800 - 0940

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MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

44044 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

This course provides students with skills for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the sorts of reasoning encountered in natural language. Emphasis will be placed on attaining facility with different formal systems for representing and evaluating arguments - including propositional logic, Aristotelian syllogistic, first-order predicate calculus, - as well as on acquiring the ability to apply these systems in the analysis and evaluation of arguments in ordinary and philosophical discourse. This course satisfies one of the core curriculum requirements in “Integrations in the Humanities.” Prerequisite: PHIL 110, 115 or 197.

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PHIL 254 - 01 Biomedical Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 209

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0955 - 1135

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MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

47304 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

This course will focus on fascinating and difficult questions in three main areas of medical ethics: doctor-patient relationships, life issues, and social dimensions of medicine. In the doctor-patient section, we will look at issues such as confidentiality of medical records and whether a doctor can withhold information from a patient for his/her own good. In the life issues section, we will touch on the controversies surrounding stem-cell research and human cloning, as well as the more “traditional” issues of abortion and euthanasia. In the social dimensions section of the course, we will evaluate the current state of health care in the U.S. and consider whether or not other nations’ systems are an improvement over ours. Prerequisite: PHIL 110, 115, 197, 214 or 215.

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 214 - 02 Introductory Ethics - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

10518 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. Prerequisite: PHIL 110 or 115. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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Spring 2021 Courses

Spring 2021 Courses
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