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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4373 PHIL 1100   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4374 PHIL 1100   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4375 PHIL 1100   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16927 PHIL 1100   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4376 PHIL 1100   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6350 PHIL 1100   DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18464 PHIL 1100   DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 1110

This First-Year Writing Seminar is about using philosophy and everyday life and provides the opportunity to write extensively about these issues.  Topics vary by section. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Bioethics

  • 19446 PHIL 1110   SEM 102

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Applied Ethics in a Divisive World

  • 19563 PHIL 1110   SEM 103

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Applied Ethics in a Divisive World

  • 19564 PHIL 1110   SEM 104

    • MW Uris Hall 254
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Esposito, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

PHIL 1111

This First-Year Writing Seminar discusses problems in philosophy and gives the opportunity to write about them.  Topics vary by section. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Moral Relativism and Moral Skepticism

  • 19447 PHIL 1111   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Nature of Morality

  • 19560 PHIL 1111   SEM 102

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Human Beings – Morals and Metaphysics

  • 19561 PHIL 1111   SEM 103

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

PHIL 1112

This First-Year Writing Seminar offers the opportunity to discuss and write about philosophy.  Topics vary by section. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Borders, Immigration, and Citizenship

  • 19448 PHIL 1112   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Philosophy of Fun

  • 19449 PHIL 1112   SEM 102

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Philosophy of Love

  • 19450 PHIL 1112   SEM 103

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Puzzles about Personhood

  • 19451 PHIL 1112   SEM 104

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Philosophy and Choice

  • 19452 PHIL 1112   SEM 105

    • TR Uris Hall 302
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Won, Y

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Zen Buddhist Philosophy—Writing about the Inef

  • 19453 PHIL 1112   SEM 106

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Virtue and the Good Life

  • 19574 PHIL 1112   SEM 107

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: (Re)writing Herstory: Feminism and Philosophy

  • 19575 PHIL 1112   SEM 108

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

PHIL 1440

We all face difficult moral decisions on occasion. This course introduces students to the idea that we face such a decision several times a day in deciding what to eat. How should facts about animal life ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16875 PHIL 1440   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17604 PHIL 1440   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17605 PHIL 1440   DIS 202

    • F Uris Hall G20
    • Aug 26, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17799 PHIL 1440   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17800 PHIL 1440   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •  5891 PHIL 1950   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6415 PHIL 1950   DIS 201

    • F Uris Hall G26
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6416 PHIL 1950   DIS 202

    • F Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6417 PHIL 1950   DIS 203

    • F Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6418 PHIL 1950   DIS 204

    • F Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6419 PHIL 1950   DIS 205

    • F Uris Hall G26
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6420 PHIL 1950   DIS 206

    • F Malott Hall 224
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6421 PHIL 1950   DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6422 PHIL 1950   DIS 208

    • F Uris Hall G26
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6552 PHIL 1950   DIS 209

    • F Malott Hall 205
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6553 PHIL 1950   DIS 210

    • F Uris Hall G20
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 1960

An introduction to leading topics in legal theory and political philosophy such as: what the laws should be, how they shape and are shaped by society, how they are and should be interpreted, the proper ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7359 PHIL 1960   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2661

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5715 PHIL 2200   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5717 PHIL 2200   DIS 201

    • R Uris Hall 498
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6434 PHIL 2200   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7190 PHIL 2200   DIS 203

    • R Uris Hall 498
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 2300

This course will survey a number of famous paradoxes about the nature of time, identity, logic, science, belief, decision, and value. Some of these paradoxes have widely accepted answers, but many do not. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17541 PHIL 2300   LEC 001

    • MW Uris Hall 202
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kocurek, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17665 PHIL 2300   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17666 PHIL 2300   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COGST 2310

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7491 PHIL 2310   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7970 PHIL 2310   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 2415

This course is an introduction to the moral mind from philosophical and psychological perspectives. Many traditional philosophical problems about morality are being illuminated by current work in cognitive ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COGST 2415PSYCH 2415

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7363 PHIL 2415   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7972 PHIL 2415   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7973 PHIL 2415   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18348 PHIL 2415   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 2455

Bioethics is the study of ethical questions raised by advances in the medical field.  Questions we'll discuss will include:  Is it morally permissible to advance a patient's death, at his or her request, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: SHUM 2455STS 2451

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6983 PHIL 2455   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6984 PHIL 2455   DIS 201

    • F Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7099 PHIL 2455   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18340 PHIL 2455   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 2525

The central questions of philosophy are perennial and universal, but the answers that are given to them are always historical and idiomatic.  This course will introduce its enrollees to how these questions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 2020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18163 PHIL 2525   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: RELST 2630

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19002 PHIL 2530   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Da Vee, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 2640

This course is an introduction to some of the central questions in metaphysics--the study of what there is and how it works. Possible topics include persistence through change, freedom of the will, the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17537 PHIL 2640   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 2830

This course is an introduction to decision theory. Decision theory aims to answer a fundamental normative question: what ought one to do, given what one believes and values. Modern decision theory is a ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19196 PHIL 2830   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 2990

This course explores the meaning of Law and Society, which is an interdisciplinary study of the interactive nature of legal and social forces. A law and society perspective places law in its historical, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7702 PHIL 2990   LEC 001

    • MW Uris Hall 262
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kohler-Hausmann, J

      Lyon, B

      Markovits, J

      York Cornwell, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Class will be team-taught by four faculty members over the course of the semester.

PHIL 3180

Philosophical writings from the late 19th century to early 20th century, by William James, Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, among others. Topics: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind and language, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17554 PHIL 3180   LEC 001

    • MWF Stimson Hall G01
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hodes, H

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Fall 2022: Philosophical writings from the late 19th century to early 20th century, by William James, Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, among others. Topics: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind and language, and perhaps some value theory. Attention will be paid to relations between this literature and more recent work.

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 3661PHIL 6204

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17107 PHIL 3204   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 3231

This course introduces students to Kant's moral philosophy, focusing on his normative ethics. We will pay special attention to how Kant's emphasis on virtue in his later ethical writings enables a response ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19192 PHIL 3231   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 3250

Survey of nineteenth century philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 3580PHIL 6220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19028 PHIL 3250   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 3610

This course will be an advanced introduction to some contemporary debates in epistemology.  We will start by considering skeptical arguments that we cannot really know whether the world is the way it appears ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 6610

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19012 PHIL 3610   LEC 001

    • MW Uris Hall G26
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kocurek, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 3710

An introduction to some of the main issues in the philosophy of language. Topics may include names, definite descriptions, belief ascriptions, truth-conditional theories of meaning, pragmatics, and metaphor. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 3332PHIL 6713

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17607 PHIL 3710   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7276 PHIL 3900   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Nichols, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7277 PHIL 3900   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Manne, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5339 PHIL 3900   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Brennan, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5340 PHIL 3900   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hodes, H

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5341 PHIL 3900   IND 608

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kosch, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5342 PHIL 3900   IND 609

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5343 PHIL 3900   IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Miller, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5344 PHIL 3900   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Pereboom, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5345 PHIL 3900   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Silins, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5346 PHIL 3900   IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Marmor, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5959 PHIL 3900   IND 619

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Manne, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6881 PHIL 3900   IND 621

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kocurek, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6882 PHIL 3900   IND 622

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Atiq, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 6131PHIL 6030

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7102 PHIL 4003   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 4110

Reading and translation of Greek philosophical texts. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GREEK 7161PHIL 6010

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17618 PHIL 4110   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MATH 4810

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16846 PHIL 4310   LEC 001

    • TR Malott Hall 203
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Solecki, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 4311

Advanced discussion of a topic in logic or foundational mathematics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MATH 4820PHIL 6311

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Philosophical Logic

  • 17214 PHIL 4311   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Fall 2022: The course provides an overview of the major foundational programs and the results that bear on them. Topics include logicism, constructivism, finitism, set-theoretic foundations, and Gödel's incompleteness theorems.

PHIL 4410

Advanced seminar covering a topic in ethics and value theory. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 6410

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Diverse Embodiments

  •  7371 PHIL 4410   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Fall 2022: This seminar will theorize diverse forms of embodiment: being trans, being non-binary, being disabled, and/or being fat, and the corresponding forms of bigotry and bias that members of these groups face. The subject matter will be approached intersectionally, with special attention to race.

PHIL 4611

Advanced discussion of a topic in philosophical action theory. view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 6611

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Responsibility

  • 17625 PHIL 4611   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall G26
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Shoemaker, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Fall 2022: An advanced introduction to theories of responsibility, focusing in particular on normative approaches to responsibility that aim to sidestep metaphysical worries about freedom of the will. Topics will include: the nature of responsibility and whether there are multiple types; whether there’s something distinctive about moral (vs. nonmoral) responsibility; forward-looking vs. backward-looking theories of responsibility; holding responsible vs. being responsible; the nature and ethics of blame and praise; and how blame is related to punishment.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4421LING 6421PHIL 6730

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6538 PHIL 4730   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Abusch, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7285 PHIL 4900   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Nichols, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5442 PHIL 4900   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Brennan, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6325 PHIL 4900   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Markovits, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8376 PHIL 4900   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hubner, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5443 PHIL 4900   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hodes, H

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5444 PHIL 4900   IND 608

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kosch, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5445 PHIL 4900   IND 609

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5447 PHIL 4900   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Pereboom, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5448 PHIL 4900   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Silins, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5449 PHIL 4900   IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Marmor, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5953 PHIL 4900   IND 619

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Manne, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5954 PHIL 4900   IND 620

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Starr, W

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6883 PHIL 4900   IND 621

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kocurek, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6884 PHIL 4900   IND 622

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Atiq, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8247 PHIL 4900   IND 623

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Yost, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5962 PHIL 4901   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

PHIL 4941

This course looks at the philosopher John Locke as a philosopher of dispossession. There is a uniquely Lockean mode of missionization, conception of mind and re-formulations of the 'soul' applied to dispossess ... view course details

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  • 17474 PHIL 4941   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 6010

Reading and translation of Greek Philosophical texts. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GREEK 7161PHIL 4110

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7968 PHIL 6010   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 6131PHIL 4003

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6355 PHIL 6030   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 6100

Seminar for first year Philosophy graduate students. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4762 PHIL 6100   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 6204

For description, see CLASS 3661. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 3661PHIL 3204

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 19087 PHIL 6204   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 6220

Advanced discussion of topics or authors in "modern" Western philosophy (circa the 17th and 18th centuries). view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 3580PHIL 3250

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: 19th Century Philosophy

  • 19026 PHIL 6220   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 6311

Advanced discussion of a topic in logic or foundational mathematics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MATH 4820PHIL 4311

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Philosophical Logic

  • 17224 PHIL 6311   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Fall 2022: The course provides an overview of the major foundational programs and the results that bear on them. Topics include logicism, constructivism, finitism, set-theoretic foundations, and Gödel's incompleteness theorems.

PHIL 6410

Graduate seminar covering a topic in ethics and value theory. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 4410

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Diverse Embodiments

  •  6986 PHIL 6410   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Fall 2022: This seminar will theorize diverse forms of embodiment: being trans, being non-binary, being disabled, and/or being fat, and the corresponding forms of bigotry and bias that members of these groups face. The subject matter will be approached intersectionally, with special attention to race.

PHIL 6610

An intensive seminar on a special topic in epistemology to be determined by the instructor. Potential topics include: What are the limits of knowledge? What is the extent and nature of our knowledge of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3610

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Contemporary Debates in Epistemology

  • 19020 PHIL 6610   SEM 101

    • MW Uris Hall G26
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kocurek, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 6611

Advanced discussion of a topic in philosophical action theory. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 4611

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Responsibilty

  • 17629 PHIL 6611   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall G26
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Shoemaker, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Fall 2022: An advanced introduction to theories of responsibility, focusing in particular on normative approaches to responsibility that aim to sidestep metaphysical worries about freedom of the will. Topics will include: the nature of responsibility and whether there are multiple types; whether there’s something distinctive about moral (vs. nonmoral) responsibility; forward-looking vs. backward-looking theories of responsibility; holding responsible vs. being responsible; the nature and ethics of blame and praise; and how blame is related to punishment.

PHIL 6713

An introduction to some of the main issues in the philosophy of language. Topics may include names, definite descriptions, belief ascriptions, truth-conditional theories of meaning, pragmatics, and metaphor. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 3332PHIL 3710

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 19075 PHIL 6713   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4421LING 6421PHIL 4730

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6539 PHIL 6730   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Abusch, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 6740

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 7711

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Super-linguistics: empirical and theoretical

  •  6540 PHIL 6740   SEM 101

    • T Morrill Hall 110
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Abusch, D

      Rooth, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Topic Notes: Focus and Ellipsis The seminar will look at these phenomena, and interactions between them. Topics include alternative semantics for focus and contrastive topic; the prosodic phonology of focus; interactions among focus, ellipsis, and bound variables; focus and scalar implicature; syntactic and semantic formulations of ellipsis; focus licensing of ellipsis; arguments against alternative semantics for focus; arguments favoring syntactic or semantic accounts of ellipsis. A few classes will also be dedicated to cross-modal semantics.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECON 6910GOVT 6122

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16783 PHIL 6922   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 6941

This course looks at the philosopher John Locke as a philosopher of dispossession. There is a uniquely Lockean mode of missionization, conception of mind and re-formulations of the 'soul' applied to dispossess ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19008 PHIL 6941   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PHIL 7000

Independent study for graduate students only. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20218 PHIL 7000   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kamtekar, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5423 PHIL 7000   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Nichols, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5424 PHIL 7000   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Brennan, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20375 PHIL 7000   IND 604

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Shoemaker, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6326 PHIL 7000   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Markovits, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5425 PHIL 7000   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Fine, G

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5426 PHIL 7000   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hodes, H

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5427 PHIL 7000   IND 608

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kosch, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5428 PHIL 7000   IND 609

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5429 PHIL 7000   IND 610

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Miller, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5430 PHIL 7000   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Pereboom, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8377 PHIL 7000   IND 612

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Hubner, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5431 PHIL 7000   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Silins, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5432 PHIL 7000   IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Doris, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5433 PHIL 7000   IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Marmor, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5934 PHIL 7000   IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Starr, W

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5935 PHIL 7000   IND 619

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Manne, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6885 PHIL 7000   IND 621

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kocurek, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6886 PHIL 7000   IND 622

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Atiq, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6310 PHIL 7900   SEM 101

    • W Sibley Hall 318
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Markovits, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person