Philosophy (PHIL)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018. Courses of Study 2018-2019 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

PHIL 1100

A general introduction to some of the main topics, texts, and methods of philosophy. Topics may include the existence of God, the nature of mind and its relation to the body, causation, free will, knowledge ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5895PHIL 1100  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Bennett, K

  •  5896PHIL 1100  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  •  5897PHIL 1100  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

  •  5898PHIL 1100  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  •  5899PHIL 1100  DIS 204

    • R
    • Staff

  •  8595PHIL 1100  DIS 205

    • R
    • Staff

  • 17415PHIL 1100  DIS 206

    • F
    • Staff

PHIL 1901

This course will address questions of justice posed by current political controversies, for example, controversies over immigration, economic inequality, American nationalism, the government's role in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy and Justice in the US Now

  •  8619PHIL 1901  SEM 101

    • W
    • Sangiuliano, A

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy and Justice in the US Now

  •  8726PHIL 1901  SEM 102

    • M
    • Sangiuliano, A

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy and Justice in the US Now

  •  8727PHIL 1901  SEM 103

    • W
    • Moebus, F

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy and Justice in the US Now

  • 16298PHIL 1901  SEM 104

    • M
    • Sales, B

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

PHIL 1950

In recent years, poverty and inequality have become increasingly common topics of public debate, as academics, journalists, and politicians attempt to come to terms with growing income inequality, with ... view course details

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  •  7887PHIL 1950  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Haskins, A

  •  8759PHIL 1950  DIS 201

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8760PHIL 1950  DIS 202

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8761PHIL 1950  DIS 203

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8762PHIL 1950  DIS 204

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8763PHIL 1950  DIS 205

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8764PHIL 1950  DIS 206

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8765PHIL 1950  DIS 207

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8766PHIL 1950  DIS 208

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  9689PHIL 1950  DIS 209

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  9690PHIL 1950  DIS 210

    • F
    • Haskins, A

PHIL 2200

An introductory survey of ancient Greek philosophy from the so-called Presocratics (6th century BCE) through the Hellenistic period (1st century BCE) with special emphasis on the thought of Socrates, Plato, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2661

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7675PHIL 2200  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Brennan, T

  •  7677PHIL 2200  DIS 201

    • T
    • Staff

  •  8786PHIL 2200  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

  •  7679PHIL 2200  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

PHIL 2310

Covers sentential languages, the truth-functional connectives, and their logic; first-order languages, the quantifiers "every" and "some," and their logic. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COGST 2310

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17444PHIL 2310  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Kocurek, A

  • 17445PHIL 2310  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  • 17446PHIL 2310  DIS 202

    • R
    • Staff

  • 17777PHIL 2310  DIS 203

    • R
    • Staff

PHIL 2465

This course examines a series of epistemic and metaphysical issues raised in modern applied jurisprudence. For example: What constitutes an actionable 'harm' and how can successful plaintiffs be 'made ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16573PHIL 2465  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Manne, D

PHIL 2525

No description available. view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 2020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16728PHIL 2525  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Taiwo, O

PHIL 2530

What must (or could) God be like, and what reasons do we have for thinking that a being of that sort actually exists? What difference would (or could) the existence of God make to our lives? Religion & ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 2630

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9365PHIL 2530  LEC 001

    • TR
    • MacDonald, S

PHIL 2621

Throughout history, metaphors drawn from technology of the time have been proposed to understand how the mind works. While Locke likened the newborn's mind to a blank slate, Freud compared the mind to ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 2621

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16575PHIL 2621  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Starr, W

PHIL 3204

An examination of the doctrines of the Greek philosophers working in the three centuries after the death of Aristotle. Emphasis on Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Skepticism. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: CLASS 3661

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16611PHIL 3204  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Brennan, T

PHIL 3305

No description available. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 6305

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17212PHIL 3305  LEC 001

    • W
    • Starr, W

  • 17699PHIL 3305  DIS 201

    • M
    • Starr, W

PHIL 3900

To be taken only in exceptional circumstances. Must be arranged by the student with his or her advisor and the faculty member who has agreed to direct the study. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5909PHIL 3900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bennett, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7039PHIL 3900  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Brennan, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7040PHIL 3900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Hodes, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7041PHIL 3900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Kosch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7042PHIL 3900  IND 609

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7043PHIL 3900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Miller, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7044PHIL 3900  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pereboom, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7045PHIL 3900  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Silins, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7046PHIL 3900  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Marmor, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8004PHIL 3900  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Manne, K

PHIL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7533PHIL 4002  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

PHIL 4003

Reading, translation, and English-language discussion of important texts in the German philosophical tradition. Readings for a given term are chosen in consultation with students. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GERST 6131PHIL 6030

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8618PHIL 4003  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Kosch, M

PHIL 4110

Reading and translation of Greek philosophical texts. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GREEK 7161PHIL 6010

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8162PHIL 4110  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Brennan, T

PHIL 4200

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Plato's Political Philosophy

  •  8466PHIL 4200  SEM 101

    • T
    • Kamtekar, R

PHIL 4240

Discussion of an advanced topic in German philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Recognition

  • 16565PHIL 4240  SEM 101

    • T
    • Kosch, M

PHIL 4310

First course in mathematical logic providing precise definitions of the language of mathematics and the notion of proof (propositional and predicate logic). The completeness theorem says that we have all ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MATH 4810

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16222PHIL 4310  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Solecki, S

PHIL 4427

This seminar surveys contemporary political theories of disobedience and resistance. We will examine liberal, republican, and radical perspectives on the logic of political protest, its functions, ... view course details

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  • 16383PHIL 4427  SEM 101

    • M
    • Livingston, A

PHIL 4620

Advanced discussion of a topic in Philosophy of Mind. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 6620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Free Will & Moral Responsibility

  • 17146PHIL 4620  SEM 101

    • M
    • Pereboom, D

PHIL 4640

Advanced discussion of a topic in metaphysics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHIL 6640

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17516PHIL 4640  SEM 101

    • M
    • Kocurek, A

PHIL 4730

Introduces methods for theorizing about meaning within generative grammar. These techniques allow the creation of grammars that pair syntactic structures with meanings. Students look at several empirical ... view course details

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  •  9634PHIL 4730  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Abusch, D

PHIL 4900

Majors in philosophy may choose to pursue honors in their senior year. Students undertake research leading to the writing of an honors essay by the end of the final semester. Prospective candidates should ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8722PHIL 4900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bennett, K

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7251PHIL 4900  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Brennan, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8550PHIL 4900  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Markovits, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7252PHIL 4900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Hodes, H

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7253PHIL 4900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Kosch, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7254PHIL 4900  IND 609

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7255PHIL 4900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Miller, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7256PHIL 4900  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pereboom, D

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7257PHIL 4900  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Silins, N

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7258PHIL 4900  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Marmor, A

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7997PHIL 4900  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Manne, K

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7998PHIL 4900  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Starr, W

PHIL 4901

Majors in philosophy may choose to pursue honors in their senior year. Students undertake research leading to the writing of an honors essay by the end of the final semester. Prospective candidates should ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8007PHIL 4901  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

PHIL 6010

Reading and translation of Greek Philosophical texts. view course details

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  •   Combined with: GREEK 7161PHIL 4110

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8163PHIL 6010  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Brennan, T

PHIL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7535PHIL 6020  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

PHIL 6030

Reading, translation, and English-language discussion of important texts in the German philosophical tradition. Readings for a given term are chosen in consultation with students. view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6131PHIL 4003

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8609PHIL 6030  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Kosch, M

PHIL 6100

Seminar for first year Philosophy graduate students. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6409PHIL 6100  SEM 101

    • W
    • Silins, N

PHIL 6200

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Plato's Political Philosophy

  •  8515PHIL 6200  SEM 101

    • T
    • Kamtekar, R

PHIL 6240

Discussion of an advanced topic in German philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Recognition

  • 16568PHIL 6240  SEM 101

    • T
    • Kosch, M

PHIL 6305

No description available. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 3305

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 17700PHIL 6305  LEC 001

    • W
    • Starr, W

  • 17701PHIL 6305  DIS 201

    • M
    • Starr, W

PHIL 6411

No description available. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LAW 7612

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17192PHIL 6411  SEM 101

    • R
    • Marmor, A

PHIL 6427

No description available. view course details

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  • 16386PHIL 6427  SEM 101

    • M
    • Livingston, A

PHIL 6620

Advanced discussion of a topic in Philosophy of Mind. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 4620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Free Will & Moral Responsblty

  • 16574PHIL 6620  SEM 101

    • M
    • Pereboom, D

PHIL 6640

Graduate seminar covering a topic in Metaphysics. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 4640

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17518PHIL 6640  SEM 101

    • M
    • Kocurek, A

PHIL 6730

Introduces methods for theorizing about meaning within generative grammar. These techniques allow the creation of grammars that pair syntactic structures with meanings. Students look at several empirical ... view course details

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  •  9635PHIL 6730  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Abusch, D

PHIL 6740

Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in semantics. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 7711

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Information Structure

  •  9637PHIL 6740  SEM 101

    • T
    • Abusch, D

      Rooth, M

PHIL 6922

Social science research almost always combines empirical observation (data), the construction of concepts (language), and the logical analysis of the relations between observations and concepts (statistics).  ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 6910GOVT 6122

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16689PHIL 6922  SEM 101

    • M
    • Bensel, R

PHIL 7000

Independent study for graduate students only. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7227PHIL 7000  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bennett, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7228PHIL 7000  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Boyd, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7229PHIL 7000  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Brennan, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8551PHIL 7000  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Markovits, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7230PHIL 7000  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Fine, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7231PHIL 7000  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Hodes, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7232PHIL 7000  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Kosch, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7233PHIL 7000  IND 609

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7234PHIL 7000  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Miller, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7235PHIL 7000  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pereboom, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7236PHIL 7000  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Silins, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7237PHIL 7000  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Sturgeon, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7238PHIL 7000  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Marmor, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7977PHIL 7000  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Starr, W

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7978PHIL 7000  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Manne, K

PHIL 7900

This course is designed to help prepare Philosophy graduate students for the academic job market. Though students will study sample materials from successful job applicants, much of the seminar will function ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  8523PHIL 7900  SEM 101

    • MF
    • Bennett, K