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TANNER LOPER, Transfer undergraduate studying Philosophy

Major: Philosophy

College/Employer: BC

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Tanner attended Deep Springs College, a small liberal college in the desert of California, before taking a year of service with the homeless in Syracuse, NY. He is a pre-med student studying Philosophy with a focus on late ancient and hellenistic thought.

Past Classes

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H2037: Stoicism: Perception and Sensibility in BC_Splash BC Splash Spring 2021 (Mar. 28, 2021)
This short course will examine the connections between the Stoic ideas of perception, impressions, and motivation. By the end of the course, students will understand the Stoic concepts of phantasiai, oikeiƓsis, and horme as well as how they relate to consent and moral judgements within the Stoic framework.

H2039: Augustine's Motivation and the De Auxiliis Controversy in BC_Splash BC Splash Spring 2021 (Mar. 28, 2021)
Augustine of Hippo takes up the Stoic model of motivation when attempting to understand how the human mind receives grace, but Stoicism alone is not powerful enough to explain this, so he borrows from Platonism to provide a full account. This account allows us to take a fresh look at the early modern De Auxiliis controversy. By the end of this class, students will be able to describe the tension in the De Auxiliis controversy and identify how Augustine's account of grace and justification fits in to it.