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Jack Sanders

Professor

Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-2465
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Department of Philosophy College of Liberal Arts Rochester Institute of Technology 92 Lomb Memorial Drive

Jack Sanders

Professor

Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, Purdue University; MA, Ph.D., Boston University

585-475-2465

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Editor (book or journal)
Sanders, John T. and Katie Terezakis, eds. Soul and Form by Gyíªrgy Lukécs,. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. Print.

Currently Teaching

PHIL-403
3 Credits
An examination of some of the main problems of social and political philosophy through an analysis, comparison and critical examination of various views concerning the natures of individuality and society and the relations between them.
PHIL-402
3 Credits
An examination of the nature of the scientific enterprise; possible discussion topics include the presuppositions of science, its logic, its claims to reliability, and its relationships to society and to problems of human values.
PHIL-101
3 Credits
Philosophy is about the rigorous discussion of big questions, and sometimes small precise questions, that do not have obvious answers. This class is an introduction to philosophical thinking where we learn how to think and talk critically about some of these challenging questions. Such as: Is there a single truth or is truth relative to different people and perspectives? Do we have free will and, if so, how? Do we ever really know anything? What gives life meaning? Is morality objective or subjective, discovered or created? We’ll use historical and contemporary sources to clarify questions like these, to understand the stakes, to discuss possible responses, and to arrive at a more coherent, more philosophically informed, set of answers.
PHIL-306
3 Credits
This course critically examines ethical issues that arise in professional life. The course will examine not only the general relationship between ethics and professional life but the particular consequences of ethical considerations within the student's own profession and the professions of others with whom the student must live and work.

In the News

  • November 3, 2021

    portrait of Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad.

    RIT alumnus studies the intersection of technology and the liberal arts

    Though he graduated with a computer science degree, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad ’06 spent much of his time at RIT in the College of Liberal Arts. He is a firm believer that inserting humanities and the liberal arts into science and technology curricula is imperative. Ahmad will return to RIT Nov. 4 as this fall’s Stan McKenzie Salon speaker for a virtual conversation with his former professor, Evan Selinger.