Graduate Courses Fall 2018

  • PHIL 500 - Writing in Philosophy

    Hylton - Tuesday 12:30-3:00

    This course aims to help students with their philosophical writing. There will be an emphasis on critiquing one's own work (as well as that of others), and rewriting in the light of criticism.

  • PHIL 508 - 19th Century Philosophy

    Sedgwick - Monday 1:00-3:30

    An introduction to Hegel’s philosophy. Our main text will be his Philosophy of Right, but we will begin the seminar by reading sections from his Lectures on the Philosophy of History.
  • PHIL 526 - Ethics

    Small - Friday 3:30-6:00

    Virtue, Skill, and Habit. We will explore the nature of these three forms of practical powers/dispositions, their relationships to each other, and their significance for practical philosophy. Questions we will ask include: What are the relationships between skill, knowing how, and knowing that? How significant is the analogy between virtue and skill? Is virtue a kind of knowledge, and if so, what kind of knowledge is it? Are skills and/or virtues habits? To what extent are skills, virtues, and habits rational? Authors to be discussed include: Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, G.W.F. Hegel, William James, Martin Heidegger, Gilbert Ryle, Jason Stanley, Timothy Williamson, Andrea Kern, Julia Annas, Ellen Fridland, and Christos Douskos.
  • PHIL 536 - Epistemology

    Huggett - Thursday 3:30 - 6:00

    We will consider some of the classic problems of epistemology, and use them to explore the resources of Bayesianism. More information later in the summer!
  • PHIL 591 - Teaching Methods in Philosophy

    Laden - Tuesday 4:00 - 4:50

    Techniques and methods of teaching philosophy for philosophy teaching assistants. Includes visits to classes taught by students and feedback on teaching methods and performance.

    Course information: Open only to Philosophy PhD students.