Dr. Randy Jensen Professor of Philosophy

RandallJensen

Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., B.A., California State University, Long Beach

712-707-7069
rjensen@nwciowa.edu
VPH 305A

Dr. Jensen specializes in ethics and ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato. He teaches a wide range of courses, including various courses on the history of philosophy: ancient Greek, medieval and modern. In addition, he has developed a course that explores the relationship between philosophy and science fiction, and he sometimes offers a course on C. S. Lewis and the Inklings.

Dr. Jensen has contributed chapters to Batman and Philosophy, 24 and Philosophy, Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy, The Office and Philosophy, and Johnny Cash and Philosophy, all of which are new or forthcoming books in Blackwell Publishing's Philosophy and Pop Culture series.

PHI204BR - Mind, Knowledge and Reality

An introduction to the main metaphysical and epistemological theories of philosophy. Issues addressed include the existence of God, the problem of evil, the mind-body problem, knowledge and skepticism, and personal identity and resurrection. (4 credits)(NWCore option under Belief and Reason) (Writing Intensive)

PHI214BR - Contemporary Moral Issues

A philosophical exploration of contemporary moral issues. Possible topics include self-defense, war, terrorism, capital punishment, suicide, euthanasia, global poverty, factory farming and experimenting on animals, abortion, and others. (4 credits)(NWCore option under Belief and Reason) (Writing Intensive)

PHI219BR - Philosophy and Science Fiction

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department)(IGE option under Belief and Reason) An introduction to some central philosophical problems through the medium of science fiction.

PHI244BR - C.S. Lewis

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department) (IGE option under Belief and Reason) An exploration of the philosophical themes found in the writings of C.S. Lewis, with some consideration of his place in the writing group known as the Inklings.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California

Visiting Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles

Instructor, California State University, Long Beach

American Philosophical Association

Society of Christian Philosophers

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