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PHIL 5300 - Independent Study for Graduate Students

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PHIL 5301 - Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy

An introduction to contemporary philosophers such as Russell, Carnap, Ayer, Quine, Putnam, and Kripke.

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PHIL 5302 - Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Introduction to ethical theory. Readings in historical and contemporary moral philosophy.

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PHIL 5305 - Seminar in Aesthetics

A consideration of some of the basic problems in aesthetics.

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PHIL 5307 - Logic

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PHIL 5311 - Properties of Formal Systems

The development of formal deductive systems. The completeness and consistency of logical systems adequate for the expression of parts of mathematics. A consideration of aspects of the foundations of logic and mathematics.

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PHIL 5312 - Seminar in the Philosophy of Science

A discussion of selected current, methodological issues in the philosophy of science. Topics may include scientific realism versus nonrealism; theories of scientific explanation; the nature of scientific revolutions; theories of the lawfulness of nature; and feminist theories of science.

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PHIL 5313 - Seminar in the Philosophy of Physics

Examination of philosophical issues associated with physical concepts of space, time, and matter. Topics may include relational versus absolute theories of space and time, and philosophical implications of quantum mechanics.

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PHIL 5314 - Action Theory

Examination and analysis of the concept of “action” and related concepts such as “agent” and “intention”.

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PHIL 5315 - Seminar in Moral Philosophy

A discussion and analysis of significant problems in ethical theory.

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PHIL 5316 - Seminar in the Philosophy of Social Science

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PHIL 5317 - Seminar in the Philosophy of Psychology

Philosophical examination of contemporary issues in the philosophy of psychology. Topics may include a philosophical analysis of the nature of behavior, consciousness, perception, cognition, and emotion; the nature of psychological explanation; comparison of the science of human psychology with ethology and other biological sciences, the physical sciences, and computer science.

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PHIL 5318 - Seminar on Plato

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PHIL 5319 - Seminar on Aristotle

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PHIL 5320 - Seminar in the History of Philosophy

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PHIL 5321 - Seminar on the British Empiricists

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PHIL 5327 - Seminar on Kant

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PHIL 5330 - Seminar on Theory of Knowledge

Problems in the foundations and nature of knowledge. A critical study of recent treatments of the problem of mind. Issues such as the mind-body problem, our knowledge of the existence of other minds, the existence of private languages, will be dealt with in detail.

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PHIL 5331 - Seminar in Philosophy of Mind

A critical study of recent treatments of the problem of mind. Issues such as the mind-body problem, our knowledge of the existence of other minds, the existence of private languages, will be dealt with in detail.

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PHIL 5333 - Seminar on Nietzsche

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PHIL 5340 - Seminar on Metaphysics

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PHIL 5342 - Seminar in Philosophy of Language

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PHIL 5344 - Seminar in Philosophical Logic

Topics in the philosophies of logic and mathematics. May include completeness results for non-classical logics, higher-order languages and logics, diagonalization, limitative theorems (Tarski, Godel), paradoxes, and formal theories of truth. Open to graduate students in Philosophy, others with permission. This course may be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

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PHIL 5350 - Seminar in Recent Social and Political Philosophy

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PHIL 5352 - Seminar in Feminist Theory

The focus of inquiry might be the history of feminist theory, a school of contemporary feminist theory, an issue or a selection of issues in feminist theory, or feminist approaches to major texts or themes in the history of philosophy.

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PHIL 5360 - Seminar in Recent Continental Analytic Philosophy

Critical reading of selected texts of recent European philosophers such as Derrida, Irigaray, Kristeva, Heidegger, and Foucault; along with related work of analytic philosophers such as Davidson, Quine, Rorty, and Kripke.

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PHIL 5397 - Seminar

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