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PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (5) I&S C. MARSHALL, M. ROSENTHAL, A. WOODY
Major philosophical questions relating to such matters as the existence of God, the foundations of knowledge, the nature of reality, and the nature of morality. Approach may be either historical or topical. Offered: AWSpS.
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PHIL 102 Contemporary Moral Problems (5) VLPA/I&S M. BLAKE
Philosophical consideration of some of the main moral problems of modern society and civilization, such as abortion, euthanasia, war, and capital punishment. Topics vary. Offered: AWSpS.
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PHIL 110 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (5) I&S
An introduction to political theories such as conservatism, liberalism, and socialism and their treatment of select social issues.
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PHIL 114 Philosophical Issues in the Law (5) I&S R. MOORE
Analysis and critical assessment of various philosophical issues in law and legal reasoning. Material drawn from actual law cases, as well as writings by contemporary philosophers of law and lawyers. Topics include criminal responsibility, civil disobedience, abortion, enforcement of morals. Special legal or philosophical training not required.
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PHIL 115 Practical Reasoning (5) I&S, QSR Lee
Introduction to logic emphasizing concepts and methods useful for practical analysis of arguments in everyday contexts; meaning, syllogisms, logical diagrams, inductive and statistical inference, informal fallacies, argument structure, perhaps some beginning symbolic logic. Offered: AWSpS.
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PHIL 120 Introduction to Logic (5) I&S/NW, QSR C. MAYO-WILSON, C. WELLER
Elementary symbolic logic. The development, application, and theoretical properties of an artificial symbolic language designed to provide a clear representation of the logical structure of deductive arguments. Offered: AWSpS.
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PHIL 160 Why Do We Believe in Quarks, Evolution, and Other Crazy Things? Perspectives on Science, Reason, and Reality (5) I&S/NW L. HANKINSON NELSON
Study of how scientific theories are justified and why they are accepted, using selected examples from the history of science.
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PHIL 200 Topics in Philosophy (3-5, max. 10) I&S
A study of philosophical topics at the introductory level. The content of the course is entirely at the discretion of the instructor.
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PHIL 205 Philosophy for Children (5) I&S J. LONE
Introduction to the methods of "doing" philosophy with young people. Stresses the development of a community of inquiry in which budding philosophers are encouraged to ask their own relevant questions, develop views and articulate reasons for them, and to listen and learn from one another. Credit/no-credit only.
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PHIL 206 Philosophy of Feminism (5) I&S, DIV
Philosophical analysis of the concepts and assumptions central to feminism. Theoretical positions within the feminist movement; view of the ideal society, goals and strategies of the movement, intersections of the sex-gender system with other systems of oppression. Offered: jointly with GWSS 206/POL S 212.
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PHIL 207 Issues of Global Justice (5) I&S M. BLAKE, J. MAYERFELD, W. TALBOTT
Introduces issues of global justice. Topics include: global poverty and aid, immigration, transnational governance, gender in global relations, climate change, and cultural relativism. Offered: jointly with POL S 207/VALUES 207.
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PHIL 240 Introduction to Ethics (5) VLPA/I&S S. GARDINER, J. ROBERTS, W. TALBOTT
Critical introduction to various philosophical views of the basis and presuppositions of morality and moral knowledge. Critical introduction to various types of normative ethical theory, including utilitarian, deontological, and virtue theories.
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PHIL 241 Topics in Ethics (5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S
Introduction to ethics through in-depth study of one or more selected topics (e.g., limits of moral community, animal rights, moral education, and freedom). Topics vary.
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PHIL 242 Introduction to Medical Ethics (5) VLPA/I&S S. GOERING
Introduction to ethics, primarily for first- and second-year students. Emphasizes philosophical thinking and writing through an in-depth study of philosophical issues arising in the practice of medicine. Examines the issues of medical ethics from a patient's point of view.
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PHIL 243 Environmental Ethics (5) VLPA/I&S L. NICHOLS
Focuses on some of the philosophical questions that arise in connection with environmental studies. Topics to be considered include: the ideological roots of current issues, values and the natural world, public policy and risk assessment, intergenerational justice, and social change. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 243.
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PHIL 267 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (5) I&S
Consideration of the sources of religious ideas and practices, the main kinds of religious views and the problems they raise, and the different forms that spirituality can take. Issues concerning the relations of religion to science and morality also treated.
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PHIL 301 Intermediate Topics in Philosophy (3-5, max. 10) I&S
Philosophical topics at the intermediate level. Content varies each quarter, depending on instructor.
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PHIL 307 Justice Across Disciplinary Boundaries (5) I&S W. TALBOTT
What is justice? One of the oldest questions in philosophy and also one of the most current. A multi-disciplinary approach to understanding justice.
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PHIL 314 Philosophy of Crime and Punishment (5) I&S R. MOORE
Examination of philosophical theories regarding criminal habits and punishment and the philosophical problems connected with specific topics in criminal law. Examines proper subject matter of criminal law (drug use, pornography, euthanasia); limits of criminal sanctions; crime and privilege (corporate crime, white-collar crime, blackmail); justifications for punishment; mercy; and execution.
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PHIL 320 Ancient Philosophy (5) I&S J. ROBERTS, C. WELLER
Survey of ancient Greek philosophy, beginning with the pre-Socratics and proceeding on through Plato to Aristotle.
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PHIL 322 Modern Philosophy (5) I&S C. MARSHALL, M. ROSENTHAL, C. WELLER
Examination of metaphysical and epistemological problems from the works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.
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PHIL 325 NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY (5) I&S C. MARSHALL
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PHIL 330 History of Ancient Political Philosophy (5) I&S J. ROBERTS
Political philosophy of fourth- and fifth-century Greece, especially the Sophists, Plato, and Aristotle, stressing the connection between the political philosophy and the underlying philosophical system of each philosopher.
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PHIL 332 History of Modern Political Philosophy (5) I&S M. BLAKE, W. TALBOTT
Examination of major political philosophies from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century, with attention to the underlying philosophical methods and foundations.
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PHIL 335 Plato's Republic (5) VLPA/I&S
Designed especially for philosophy majors, but open to non-majors. Intensive study of Plato's masterpiece. Prerequisite: one PHIL course.
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PHIL 338 Philosophy of Human Rights (5) I&S W. TALBOTT
Theories of human rights and the bearing of these theories on issues of public policy such as legitimacy of war and terrorism, economic justice, and whether future generations have rights.
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PHIL 340 History of Ancient Ethics (5) VLPA/I&S J. ROBERTS, C. WELLER
Development of moral thought from Socrates through the Stoics. Particular emphasis on the ethical writings of Plato and Aristotle.
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PHIL 342 History of Modern Ethics (5) VLPA/I&S M. ROSENTHAL, C. WELLER
Development of moral thought from Hobbes through Nietzsche, with particular emphasis on the ethical writings of Hume, Kant, and John Stuart Mill.
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PHIL 343 Ethics and the Environment (5) I&S L. NICHOLS
Advanced introduction to environmental ethics, with an emphasis on nonanthropocentric value theory.
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PHIL 344 History of Recent Ethics (5) VLPA/I&S
Study of major ethical writings in the twentieth century, with principal emphasis on the Anglo-American tradition.
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PHIL 345 Moral Issues of Life and Death (5) VLPA/I&S S. GOERING
Examination of such topics as war and murder, famine relief, capital punishment, high-risk technologies, abortion, suicide, and the rights of future generations.
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PHIL 346 Personal Values and Human Good (5) I&S S. GOERING
Examination of the idea of a good human life. Emphases differ from year to year. Typical topics include happiness and prudence, rationality and life plans, personal values and the meaning of life, autonomy and false consciousness, self-respect and self-esteem, honesty and self-deception, faith and "vital lies."
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PHIL 347 Philosophy in Literature (5) VLPA/I&S
Study of philosophical ideas expressed in works of literature.
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PHIL 350 Introduction to Epistemology (5) I&S C. MAYO-WILSON, W. TALBOTT
Nature, definition, and possibility of knowledge.
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PHIL 356 Introduction to Metaphysics (5) I&S
Introductory examination of some of the main problems in metaphysics, such as the nature of truth and reality, the metaphysical status of properties, the existence of free will.
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PHIL 360 Introductory Topics in Philosophy of Science (5, max. 10) I&S/NW L. HANKINSON NELSON, A. WOODY
Study of one or more current topics in philosophy of science such as scientific realism, explanation, confirmation, causation. Prerequisite: one PHIL course; recommended: PHIL 120; PHIL 160.
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PHIL 363 Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind (5) I&S C. LEE
Various theories of the nature of mind, the relationship between mind and body, the self, introspection, and knowledge of other minds.
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PHIL 373 Introduction to Philosophy of Mathematics (5) I&S
Introduction to some of the main issues in philosophy of mathematics: to what degree are mathematical theorems justified by rational insight, sensory experience, purely symbolic computations; what is the infinite, and how can one reason about infinite sets, spaces, and numbers without becoming entangled in contradictions.
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PHIL 399 Foreign Study (2-5, max. 10)
Upper-division philosophy studies with no direct UW equivalents, taken through UW foreign study programs.
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PHIL 401 Advanced Topics in Philosophy (3-5, max. 10) I&S
A study of philosophical topics at the advanced level. Topics vary.
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PHIL 406 Philosophical Topics in Feminism (5) I&S, DIV S. GOERING, L. HANKINSON NELSON, A. WOODY
Detailed examination of questions raised by recent feminist scholarship in particular areas of philosophy, such as political theory, ethics, epistemology, or philosophy of science. Emphasis varies.
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PHIL 407 International Justice (5) M. BLAKE, S. GARDINER
Examines issues through investigation of the moral foundations of international politics. Issues include: What moral duties constrain the relationships between states? Is international poverty a matter of moral concern? Are we justified in preferring the interest of our fellow nations? Prerequisite: one course in philosophy.
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PHIL 408 Philosophy of Diversity (5) I&S, DIV M. BLAKE
Must a liberal political community respect all claims made on behalf of minority cultural groups? Are there moral limits to the forms of diversity compatible with just governance? Examines modern philosophical writings on these topics. Prerequisite: One philosophy course.
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PHIL 409 Philosophy of Disability (3) I&S, DIV S. GOERING
Rethinks the non-disabled assumption at the heart of much of western moral and political philosophy. Explores concepts of autonomy, opportunity, personhood, and dependence in regard to disability. Issues may include prenatal testing and reproduction, special education, requirements of accommodation, and social and legal interpretations of disability. Prerequisite: one philosophy course or LSJ 332/CHID 332, LSJ 433/CHID 433, or LSJ 434/CHID 434.
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PHIL 410 Social Philosophy (5) I&S W. TALBOTT
An examination of topics pertaining to social structures and institutions such as liberty, distributive justice, and human rights.
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PHIL 411 Justice in Health Care (5) VLPA/I&S N. JECKER
Examination of the ethical problem of allocating scarce medical resources. Emphasizes the fundamental principles of justice that support alternative health policies. Recommended: prior courses in philosophy or ethics. Offered: jointly with B H 474.
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PHIL 412 Ethical Theory (5) I&S N. JECKER
Studies the major normative ethical theories, including both teleological and deontological approaches. Emphasizes moral philosophy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as contemporary commentary. Recommended: one basic course in ethics. Offered: jointly with B H 402.
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PHIL 413 Metaethical Theory (5) I&S N. JECKER
Studies the major metaethical theories, including both cognitivist and noncognitivist approaches. Emphasizes moral philosophy during the twentieth century, as well as contemporary commentary. Recommended: one introductory philosophy course. Offered: jointly with B H 404.
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PHIL 414 Philosophy of Law (5) I&S R. MOORE
Nature and function of law. Relation of law to morality. Legal rights, judicial reasoning.
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PHIL 415 Advanced Topics in Animal Welfare (5) I&S L. NICHOLS
Critical examination of issues in the philosophy of animal welfare and animal rights. Prerequisite: one philosophy course.
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PHIL 416 Ethics and Climate Change (5) I&S S. GARDINER, L. NICHOLS
Critical examination of the ethical issues surrounding climate change. Prerequisite: either one philosophy or one environmental studies course. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 416.
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PHIL 417 Advanced Topics in Environmental Philosophy (5) I&S S. GARDINER
Critical examination of issues in environmental philosophy. Topics vary. Prerequisite: one philosophy course. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 417.
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PHIL 418 Jewish Philosophy (5) I&S M. ROSENTHAL
Introduces the central concepts and themes of Jewish philosophy. Focuses either on debates within a particular historical period - e.g., medieval or modern; or on a topic - e.g., reactions to the Enlightenment or to the Holocaust. Prerequisite: at least one previous course in philosophy. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 418.
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PHIL 422 Studies in Continental Rationalism (5, max. 15) I&S C. MARSHALL, M. ROSENTHAL
Study of one or more of the major continental rationalists: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz.
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PHIL 426 Twentieth-Century Philosophy (5) I&S C. WELLER
A study of development of contemporary analytic philosophy, the revolt against idealism, and the linguistic turn in philosophy.
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PHIL 430 Hellenistic Philosophy (3) I&S J. ROBERTS
Survey of the Epicurean, Stoic, and Skeptic philosophy of the Hellenistic period. Emphasis may vary.
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PHIL 431 Philosophy of Plato (3, max. 6) I&S J. ROBERTS, C. WELLER
Study of selected middle and late dialogues.
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PHIL 433 Philosophy of Aristotle (3, max. 6) I&S J. ROBERTS, C. WELLER
Study of several major Aristotelian treatises.
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PHIL 436 British Empiricism (3) I&S C. WELLER
Examination of the metaphysical and epistemological views of Locke and Berkeley, with perhaps some attention also to Hume. Prerequisite: either PHIL 322 or PHIL 350.
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PHIL 437 Philosophy of Hume (3) I&S W. TALBOTT, C. WELLER
Hume's analyses of knowledge, the passions, and morals.
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PHIL 438 Philosophy of Kant (5) I&S C. MARSHALL, C. WELLER
Systematic study of The Critique of Pure Reason.
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PHIL 440 Ethics (5) I&S J. ROBERTS, W. TALBOTT
Critical examination of the concepts and judgments of value, including an analytical treatment of the notions of good and bad, right and wrong, and obligation. Emphasis varies from quarter to quarter.
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PHIL 445 Philosophy of Art (5) VLPA/I&S R. MOORE
Critical examination of various accounts of the nature of art, artistic activity, the aesthetic experience. Problems in interpretation and evaluation of works of art.
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PHIL 446 Development of Aesthetic Theory (5) VLPA/I&S R. MOORE
Historical development of aesthetics, emphasizing such major figures as Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Goodman.
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PHIL 450 Epistemology (5) I&S C. MAYO-WILSON, W. TALBOTT
Systematic study of some of the main problems of the theory of knowledge, such as: the definition of "knowledge"; a priori knowledge; perception and knowledge of the external world; and whether knowledge has or requires a foundation. Emphasis varies from quarter to quarter.
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PHIL 453 Philosophy of Language (5) VLPA/I&S
Current theories of meaning, reference, predication, and related concepts. Offered: jointly with LING 476.
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PHIL 459 Philosophy of Medicine (5) I&S N. JECKER
Familiarizes students with central issues in the philosophy of medicine. Focuses on the nature of medical knowledge, the connection between theory and observation, the meaning of medical concepts, and the relationship between theories and the world. Recommended: prior courses in philosophy, history of science, or history of medicine. Offered: jointly with B H 440.
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PHIL 460 Philosophy of Science (5) I&S/NW L. HANKINSON NELSON, A. WOODY
Critical study of the nature of scientific knowledge. Topics include the relation of theory to observation, the use of mathematics, how theories change, the requirements for the meaningfulness of a theory, and nature of confirmation.. Prerequisite: one PHIL course; recommended: PHIL 120 or PHIL 160.
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PHIL 461 Philosophical Anthropology (5) I&S
Investigation of the question, "What is human reality?" Philosophical significance of this question and its relation to the human sciences. Typical answers. Implications of those answers for culture, religion, morals, and politics.
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PHIL 463 Philosophy of Mind (5) I&S C. LEE
Examination of current theories of the nature of the mind and mental processes.
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PHIL 464 Philosophical Issues in the Cognitive Sciences (5) I&S/NW C. LEE
Philosophical problems connected with research in psychology, artificial intelligence, and other cognitive sciences. Topics vary. Readings from both philosophical and scientific literature. Accessible to nonphilosophers with suitable interests and backgrounds.
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PHIL 465 Philosophy of History (3) I&S M. WYLIE
Analyses of basic concepts employed in historical interpretation, and study of some of the principal philosophers of history, such as Plato, Saint Augustine, Hegel, Marx, Spengler, Toynbee.
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PHIL 466 Philosophy of the Social Sciences (5) I&S L. HANKINSON NELSON, W. TALBOTT, M. WYLIE
Examination of fundamental issues in the foundations, methodology, and interpretation of the social sciences. Topics include value orientation and objectivity, methodological individualism, functionalism, reductionism, and the status of idealized models, including models involving idealized conceptions of individual rationality. Emphasis varies from quarter to quarter.
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PHIL 467 Philosophy of Religion (5) I&S M. ROSENTHAL
Study of selected topics and problems in the philosophy of religion, such as: arguments for the existence of God; the problem of evil; atheism; faith; religious experience and revelation; the attributes of God; miracles; immortality; and the relation between religion and morality. Readings from historical and contemporary authors.
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PHIL 470 Intermediate Logic (5) I&S/NW, QSR
An introduction to the concepts and methods of metatheory and their application to the sentential calculus.
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PHIL 471 Advanced Logic (5) I&S/NW
Study of the first-order predicate calculus with identity and function symbols. Consistency, soundness, completeness, compactness. Skolem-Lowenheim theorem. Formalized theories. Prerequisite: PHIL 470.
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PHIL 472 Axiomatic Set Theory (5) I&S/NW
Development of axiomatic set theory up to and including the consistency of the Axiom of Choice and Continuum Hypothesis with the Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms.
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PHIL 473 Philosophy of Mathematics (5) I&S/NW
Study of the traditional accounts of the nature of mathematical entities and mathematical truth given by logicism, intuitionism, and formalism, and the impact of Godel's incompleteness theorems on these accounts.
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PHIL 474 Modal Logic (5) I&S/NW
Notions of necessity and possibility, using the classical systems T, S4, and S5, and the syntax and the semantics (Kripke models) of these systems.
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PHIL 479 Semantics II (3) VLPA/I&S/NW T. OGIHARA
Formal characterization of linguistic meaning. Emphasis on nature and purpose of formal semantics and on its relation to formal syntax. Prerequisite: LING 442. Offered: jointly with LING 479.
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PHIL 481 Philosophy of Biology (5) I&S/NW L. HANKINSON NELSON
Study of several current topics in philosophy of biology, which may include the logical structure of evolutionary theory, fitness, taxonomy, the concept of a living thing, reductionism, the concept of a biological species, evolutionary explanations, and philosophical consequences of sociology. Prerequisite: one PHIL course; recommended: college-level course in biological science.
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PHIL 482 Philosophy of Physical Science (5, max. 10) I&S/NW A. WOODY
Study of philosophical issues raised by theories in physics or chemistry, such as whether space (time) is a substance, how causation and locality are treated in quantum mechanics, temporal anistropy and time travel, the nature of a field of force, the reduction of chemistry to physics. Prerequisite: one PHIL course.
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PHIL 483 Induction and Probability (5) NW/I&S
Introduction to current accounts of evidence and observation, the confirmation of scientific theories, the logic of inductive reasoning, and the metaphysics and epistemology of chance. High school-level math used. Specific topics vary from year to year. Prerequisite: PHIL 120.
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PHIL 484 Reading in Philosophy (1-5, max. 15)
Individual study of selected philosophical works.
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PHIL 490 Advanced Topics in Epistemology (5, max. 15) I&S W. TALBOTT
Intensive study of a particular topic or area in epistemology. Prerequisite: either PHIL 350 or PHIL 450.
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PHIL 495 Philosophy for Children Practicum (3) I&S S. GOERING, J. LONE
Explores methods for introducing philosophy to K-12 students, focusing on ways to establish "communities of philosophical inquiry." Students learn how to inspire philosophical discussions with pre-college students, and work in pairs with the instructor to lead philosophy sessions in the seminar and in local schools. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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PHIL 498 Undergraduate Internship (1-5, max. 10)
Independent fieldwork under the supervision of a faculty member. Individual experiences vary but could include an off-campus practicum or being trained as study group leader or tutor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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PHIL 500 Proseminar in Philosophy (5)
Introduces incoming graduate students to topics representative of the field and the faculty's interest. Each class session is devoted to a separate topic taught by a different member of the faculty. In addition to reading and short written assignments, students prepare a term paper on a topic presented. Offered: A.
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PHIL 505 Seminar in Teaching Philosophy (1, max. 10)
First quarter: seminar on topics of importance to a graduate student teaching two quiz sections of a large lecture course. Second quarter: focus on helping student prepare to teach own course. Prerequisite: graduate standing in philosophy. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
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PHIL 510 Seminar in Social Philosophy (5, max. 20) W. TALBOTT
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PHIL 514 Seminar in Legal Philosophy (5, max. 20) R. MOORE
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PHIL 520 Seminar in Ancient Philosophy (5, max. 20) J. ROBERTS, C. WELLER
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PHIL 522 Seminar in Modern Philosophy (5, max. 20) C. MARSHALL, M. ROSENTHAL, C. WELLER
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PHIL 526 Seminar in Recent Philosophy (5, max. 20) C. WELLER
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PHIL 538 Philosophy of Human Rights (5, max. 20) W. TALBOTT
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PHIL 540 Seminar in Ethics (5, max. 20) S. GOERING, J. ROBERTS, W. TALBOTT
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PHIL 545 Seminar in the Philosophy of Art (5, max. 20) R. MOORE
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PHIL 550 Seminar in Epistemology (5, max. 20) C. MAYO-WILSON, W. TALBOTT
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PHIL 556 Seminar in Metaphysics (5, max. 20)
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PHIL 560 Seminar in the Philosophy of Science (5, max. 20) L. HANKINSON NELSON, A. WOODY
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PHIL 563 Seminar in the Philosophy of Mind (5, max. 20) C. LEE
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PHIL 564 Seminar in Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences (5)
Examines philosophical questions raised in and by cognitive sciences, including the nature of explanation, the role of models in explanation, and debates about reductionism versus pluralism in the face of diverse research paradigms.
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PHIL 565 Seminar in the Philosophy of History (5, max. 20)
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PHIL 566 Seminar in Philosophy of the Social Sciences (5, max. 20) C. LEE, M. WYLIE
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PHIL 570 Seminar in Logic (5, max. 20)
Prerequisite: PHIL 470.
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PHIL 574 Meta-archaeology: Philosophy and Archaeology (4) M. WYLIE
Examines philosophical issues raised in and by archaeology, including theories of explanation and model building, analyses of evidential reasoning and hermeneutic interpretation, debates about ideals of objectivity and about science and values. Recommended: ARCHY 570. Offered: jointly with ARCHY 574.
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PHIL 584 Reading in Philosophy (1-5, max. 12)
Intensive reading in philosophical literature. Prerequisite: permission of Graduate Program Coordinator.
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PHIL 587 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy (5, max. 20)
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PHIL 595 Philosophy for Children Practicum (3) S. GOERING, J. LONE
Explores methods for introducing philosophy to K-12 students, focusing on ways to establish "communities of philosophical inquiry." Students learn how to inspire philosophical discussions with pre-college students, and work in pairs with the instructor to lead philosophy sessions in the seminar and in local schools. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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PHIL 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Prerequisite: permission of Graduate Program Coordinator.
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PHIL 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
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