Undergraduate courses 2022-2023

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DRST 003/004 Directed Studies: Philosophy (DS)  

Fall:  Michael Burton,  Michael Della Rocca, Verity Harte, Kenneth Winkler

Spring:  Keith De Rose, Daniel Greco, Zoltán Szabó

Fall Courses

PHIL 022 Philosophy of Masculinities,  Robin Dembroff

PHIL 115 First-Order Logic, Alexander Meehan

PHIL 118 Buddhist Thought: The Foundations, Eric Green

PHIL 125 Intro to Ancient Philosophy, Brad Inwood

PHIL 178 Introduction to Political Philosophy, Thomas Pogge

PHIL 272 Philosophy of Mind, Daniel Greco

PHIL 281 Infinity, Zoltán Szabó

PHIL 284 The Will, Agency, and Free Choice, Robert Stern

PHIL 311 The End of Metaphysics,  Nancy Levene

PHIL 361 Thought Experiments: Connecting Literature, Philosophy and the Natural Sciences, Paul Grimstad

PHIL 367 Renaissance Philosophy, Paul Franks

PHIL 414 Mind in Modern Philosophy, Kenneth Winkler and Bridger Ehli

PHIL 426 The Cognitive Science of Morality, Joshua Knobe

PHIL 434 Disagreement and Higher-Order Evidence, John Pittard

PHIL 435 Intersections of Architecture and Philosophy, André Patrão

PHIL 437 Philosophy of Mathematics, Michael Burton

PHIL 444 Social Ontology, Robin Dembroff

PHIL 458 Morality and Evolution, Stephen Darwall

PHIL 463 Varieties of Explanatory Relations, Lily Hu and Issa Kohler-Hausmann

PHIL 464 Justice, Taxes, and Global Financial Integrity, Thomas Pogge

PHIL 466 German Idealism and Religion, Paul Franks and Robert Stern

PHIL 469 The Morality of the Soul: From Arisotle to Heidegger, Martin Hagglund

Tutorial and Senior Essay Courses

PHIL 480 Tutorial   (Either semester)    Daniel Greco

A reading course supervised by a member of the department and satisfying the following conditions: (1) the work of the course must not be possible in an already existing course; (2) the course must involve a substantial amount of writing, i.e., a term essay or a series of short essays; (3) the student must meet with the instructor regularly, normally for at least an hour a week; (4) the proposed course of study must be approved by both the director of undergraduate studies and the instructor.

PHIL 490 (Fall) and PHIL 491  (Spring) The Senior Essay      Daniel Greco

The essay, written under the supervision of a member of the department, should be a substantial paper; a suggested length is between 8,000 and 12,000 words for one-term projects, and between 12,500 and 15,000 words for two-term projects. Students completing a one-term project should enroll in either 490 in the fall or 491 in the spring. Students completing a two-term project should enroll in both 490 and 491. The deadline for senior essays completed in the fall is December 5; the deadline for both one- and two-term senior essays completed in the spring is April 21.

Spring Courses

PHIL 040 Ethics of Data Science, Lily Hu

PHIL 126 Introduction to Modern Philosophy, Michael Della Rocca

PHIL 130 Philosophy of Education, Jason Stanley

PHIL 175 Introduction to Ethics, Shelly Kagan

PHIL 203 Ancient Chinese Thought, Mick Hunter

PHIL 264 Al-Ghazali and Maimonides, Frank Griffel

PHIL 267 Mathematical Logic, Sun-Joo Shin

PHIL 290 Philosophical Environmental Ethics, Stephen Latham

PHIL 295 Al-Ghazali and Maimonides, Frand Griffel

PHIL 304 Choice Theory and its Critics, Daniel Greco and Larry Samuelson

PHIL 305 Philosophy for Psychologist, Joshua Knobe

PHIL 326 The Philosophy of Religion, John Pittard

PHIL 338 Happiness and Tragedy, David Charles

PHIL 383 Critical Perspectives on the Canon, Stephen Darwall and Moya Mapps

PHIL 385 Philosophies of Life, Nancy Levene

PHIL 402 Heidegger’s Being and Time, Martin Hagglund

PHIL 408 The Ethics of Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, Stephen Darwall

PHIL 419 Descartes, Michael Della Rocca

PHIL 423 Philosophy of Probability, Alexander Meehan

PHIL 425 Topics in Epistemology, Keith De Rose and Timothy Williamson

PHIL 427 Computability and Logic, Sun-Joo Shin

PHIL 432 Reproductive Ethics, Max DuBoff

PHIL 436 Medieval Metaphysics, Ben Koons

PHIL 445 Implicature and Pragmatic Theory, Laurence Horn

PHIL 455 Normative Ethics, Shelly Kagan

PHIL 457 Recent Work on Justice, Thomas Pogge

PHIL 494 Topics in Kant, Thomas Pogge