Steve Naragon

Professor of Philosophy
Dept. of Religion and Philosophy
Manchester University

Phone: 260.982.5041
ssnaragon@manchester.edu


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“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.”  — Aristotle


“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”  — Mark Twain


“Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.”  — Will Durant


“Only the educated are free.”  — Epictetus


“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  — William Butler Yeats


“Non scholae, sed vitae discimus.” [We learn for life, not for school.]  — Seneca


“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”  — H. G. Wells


“The college was not founded to give society what it wants.  Quite the contrary.”  — May Sarton


Office and Hours: Academic Center 233, hours by appointment or as posted on my weekly schedule.


Courses offered for ... [see present and future courses]


Spring 2017

19th Century Western Philosophy [PHIL 320A] MWF 2:00-2:50 PM. Classroom: Academic Center 354 [syllabus] [course website]

Philosophy of Religion [PHIL 330A] MWF 10:00-10:50 AM. Classroom: Academic Center 354 [syllabus] [course website]

Environmental Philosophy (INTD 425) 3 hrs. — TR, 12:30-1:45 PM. Classroom: Academic Center 238 [syllabus] [course website]

January 2017

The Making of the Modern Mind (IDIV 240; 3GC - Global Connections) 3 hrs. — off-campus.  The course will be team-taught with Dr. Greg Clark (physics). The classoom will be London and Paris. See the course website for additional details.

Fall 2016

Introduction to Philosophy [PHIL 201A] TR 9:30-10:45 PM. Classroom: Science Center 204 [syllabus] [course website]

Logic [PHIL 230A] MWF 12:00-12:50 PM. Classroom: Science Center 202 [syllabus]

17th and 18th Century Western Philosophy [PHIL 318A] MWF 2:00-2:50 PM. Classroom: Science Center 102 [syllabus] [course website]

FYS: Minds, Robots, and the End of Humanity [FYS-1FS-J] MWF 10:00-10:50 AM. Classroom: Science Center 124 [syllabus] [course website]


Spring 2016

Introduction to Philosophy [PHIL 201A] TR 9:30-10:45 AM. Classroom: Academic Center 234 [syllabus] [course website]

Bioethics [PHIL 235A] TR 8:00-9:15 AM. Classroom: Academic Center 234 [syllabus] [course website]

Environmental Philosophy (INTD 425) 3 hrs. — TR, 12:30-1:45 PM. Classroom: Science Center 104 [syllabus] [course website]


January 2016

Bioethics [PHIL 235A] MTWRF 9:00-10:15 AM & 1:00-2:15 PM. Classroom: Academic Center 236 [syllabus] [course website]


Fall 2015

Introduction to Philosophy [PHIL 201A] TR 12:30-1:45 PM. Classroom: Science Center 101 [syllabus] [course website]

Introduction to Philosophy [PHIL 201B] TR 11:00-12:15 PM. Classroom: Science Center 101 [syllabus] [course website]

Ancient and Medieval Western Philosophy [PHIL 316A] MWF 2:00-2:50 PM. Classroom: Academic Center 211 [syllabus] [course website]

FYS: Minds, Robots, and the End of Humanity [FYS-1FS-G] MWF 10:00-10:50 AM. Classroom:Academic Center 356 [syllabus] [course website]


Spring 2012

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201B) 3 hrs. — TR, 9;30-10:45 AM.  Classroom: ADM 205 [syllabus] [course website]

17th and 18th Century Philosophy (PHIL 318) 3 hrs. — MWF, 10:00-10:50 AM.  Classroom: ADM 212 [syllabus] [course website]

Environmental Philosophy (INTD 425) 3 hrs. — TR, 12:30-1:45 PM.  Classroom: SCIC 122 [syllabus] [course website]


January 2012 (New course!)

Bioethics (PHIL 235; 4PH - philosophy) 3 hrs. — MTWRF, 9:00-10:15 AM and 1:00-2:15 PM.  Classroom: ADM 209 [syllabus] [web syllabus]


Fall 2011

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — TR, 2:00-3:15 PM.  Classroom: SCI 122 [syllabus] [web syllabus]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201B — Learning Community) 3 hrs. — TR, 9;30-10:45 AM.  Classroom: ADM 322 [syllabus] [web syllabus]

Logic (PHIL 230) 3 hrs. — MWF, 2:00-2:50 PM.  Classroom: ADM 232 [syllabus]

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (PHIL 316) 3 hrs. — MWF, 10:00-10:50 AM.  Classroom: ADM 219 [syllabus] [web syllabus]

Senior Seminar (REL/PHIL 465) 3 hrs. — Time: TBA.  Classroom: ADM 231d [syllabus] .


Summer 2011

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — Online.  Classroom: Anywhere in the World [course website]


Spring 2011

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201B) 3 hrs. — MWF, 9:00-9:50 AM.  Classroom: TBA [syllabus] [web syllabus]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201C) 3 hrs. — MWF, 10:00-10:50 AM.  Classroom: TBA [syllabus] [web syllabus]

Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 330) 3 hrs. — MWF, 1:00-1:50 PM.  Classroom: TBA [syllabus]

Environmental Philosophy (INTD 425) 3 hrs. — TR, 12:30-1:45 PM.  Classroom: TBA [syllabus]


January 2011 (New course!)

The Making of the Modern Mind (IDIV 240; 3GC - Global Connections) 3 hrs. — off-campus.  The course will be team-taught with Dr. Greg Clark (physics).  The classoom will be London and Paris.  See the course website for additional details.


Fall 2010

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — TR, 9:30-10:45 AM.  Classroom: SCIC 101 [syllabus] [web syllabus]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201C — Learning Community) 3 hrs. — TR, 2:00-3:15 PM.  Classroom: HOLL 113 [syllabus] [web syllabus]

19th Century Philosophy (PHIL 320) 3 hrs. — MWF, 10:00-10:50 AM.  Classroom: ADM 221 [syllabus] [web syllabus]

Senior Seminar (REL/PHIL 465) 3 hrs. — MWF, 12:00-12:50 PM.  Classroom: ADM 231d [syllabus] — team-taught with Kate Eisenbise.


Summer 2010

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — Online.  Classroom: Anywhere in the World [course website]


Spring 2010

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — TR, 8:00-9:15 AM.  Classroom: SCIC 101 [syllabus] [course website]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201B) 3 hrs. — MWF, 9:00-9:50 AM.  Classroom: SCIC 104 [syllabus] [course website]

17th and 18th Century Philosophy (PHIL 318) 3 hrs. — MWF, 1:00-1:50 PM.  Classroom: HOLL 105 [syllabus] [course website]

Environmental Philosophy (INTD 425) 3 hrs. — TR, 12:30-1:45 PM.  Classroom: ADM 219 [syllabus]


January 2010

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — MTWRF, 9:00-11:30 AM.  Classroom: ADM 221 [syllabus] [web syllabus]


Fall 2009

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — TR, 8:00-9:15 AM.  Classroom: SCI 101 [syllabus] [course website]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201B) 3 hrs. — TR, 12:30-1:45 PM.  Classroom: SCI 104 [syllabus] [course website]

Logic (PHIL 230) 3 hrs. — MWF, 2:00-2:50 PM.  Classroom: ADM 232 [syllabus]

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (PHIL 316) 3 hrs. — MWF, 10:00-10:50 AM.  Classroom: ADM 219 [syllabus] [course website]

Senior Seminar (REL/PHIL 465) 3 hrs. — MWF, 12:00-12:50 PM.  Classroom: SCI 102 [syllabus] — team-taught with Kate Eisenbise.


Spring 2009 [weekly schedule]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — TR, 8:00-9:15 AM.  Classroom: ADM 219. [syllabus] [online materials]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201B) 3 hrs. — TR, 9:30-10:45 AM.  Classroom: ADM 219. [syllabus]

Twentieth Century Western Philosophy (PHIL 423) 3 hrs. — TR, 6:30-7:45 PM.  Classroom: ADM 218. [syllabus]

Environmental Philosophy (PHIL 425) 3 hrs. — TR, 12:30-1:45 PM.  Classroom: ADM 219. [syllabus]


Fall 2008

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — TR, 8:00-9:15 AM.  Classroom: [syllabus]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201B) 3 hrs. — TR, 12:30-1:45 PM.  Classroom: [syllabus]

Logic (PHIL 230) 3 hrs. — MWF, 2:00-2:50 PM.  Classroom: [syllabus]

19th Century Philosophy (PHIL 320) 3 hrs. — MWF, 10:00-10:50 AM.  Classroom: [syllabus]


Spring 2008 [weekly schedule]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201A) 3 hrs. — TR, 8:00-9:15am. Classroom: ADM 219. [syllabus]

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201H) 3 hrs. — TR, 9:30-10:45am. Classroom: ADM 219. [syllabus]

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Western Philosophy (PHIL 318) 3 hrs. — TR, 6:30-7:45pm. Classroom: ADM 11. [syllabus]

Environmental Philosophy (PHIL 425) 3 hrs. — TR, 12:30-1:45pm. Classroom: SCIC 204. [syllabus]


January 2008

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201) 3 hrs. — M-F, 9:00-11:50am. Classroom: ADM 219. [syllabus]