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Philosophy (A)
Philosophy 1020 - Introduction to Philosophy
Through readings, film and other media this course explores debates about knowledge, truth, reality, religion,morality, politics, and the meaning of life. A weekly tutorial hour will help students to develop skills of analysis and expression.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 1000E, 1022E, 1100E, 1250F/G, 1300E, 1350F/G.
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Philosophy 1022E - Advanced Introduction to Philosophy
Questions about knowledge and reality, mind and body, morality and justice, truth and beauty,sex and gender, Godís existence and attributes, and rationality and philosophical paradoxes are explored in this course designed for students with some acquaintance with philosophy who wish to further develop their analytic and expressive skills.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 1000E, 1020, 1100E, 1250F/G, 1300E, 1350F/G.
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Philosophy 1100E - Philosophy from Antiquity to the 20th Century
A study of selected works by great philosophers from Socrates to the present. Stress will be laid on the systematic unity of the thought of individual philosophers, and on the influence their ideas had on their followers and on the thought of the present day.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 1000E, 1250F/G, 1300E, 1350F/G.
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Philosophy 1130F/G - Big Ideas
Apparently simple conceptions sometimes especially capture our imagination. Examples: Descartes's "I think, therefore I am," McLuhan's "the medium is the message," or Plato's theory of forms. The course examines a great number of these simple ideas that are also the Big Ideas that no educated person should be ignorant of.
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Philosophy 1200 - Reasoning and Critical Thinking
An introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking designed to enhance the student's ability to evaluate various forms of reasoning as found in everyday life as well as in academic disciplines. The course will deal with such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, types of fallacies, the use and misuse of statistics, and the rudiments of logic. Primarily for first-year students.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 1000E, Philosophy 1230A/B.
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Philosophy 1305F/G - Questions of the Day
This course develops students' ability to approach disputed questions by seeing them from both sides, so that they reach their own view only after respecting a broad range of argument. Six questions will be considered, including human (over) population, the public funding of art, and the limits of religious freedom.
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Philosophy 2001F/G - Architects of Reason
This half-course treats the major work(s) of some philosopher or philosophical school announced annually. The development of the philosophers' ideas will be studied against the background of their lives and cultural milieux.
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Philosophy 2003E - Asian Philosophies
Basic philosophical ideas in Indian, Chinese and Japanese thought. Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and Zen are compared as life-philosophies, with special emphasis on their relation to the root categories of Western philosophy.
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Philosophy 2006 - The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Witchcraft
Witches: who they were, why they were thought to be witches by themselves and others, what was done to them and why? The course will treat a number of standard philosophical issues (the mind-body problem, causation, free-will, theories of knowledge) through a study of Renaissance and early modern material.
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Philosophy 2010F/G - Philosophy of Food
A philosophical reflection on food and wine. Issues may include the treatment of animals, moral and political dimensions of genetically modified food, hunger and obligation to the poor, the role of food in gender, personal and national identity, and what role do food and wine play in the good life.
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Philosophy 2020 - Basic Logic
Modern formal logic including argument structure, propositional logic and elementary quantification. Applications to everyday reasoning and to computer "thinking" are considered, along with related issues in semantics and the philosophy of logic. Intended primarily for students not planning further studies in Philosophy or Logic.
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Philosophy 2023 - Theory of Rational Choice
A survey of decision theory, game theory, systems analysis and other recent technical developments combined with a consideration of rationality and other values in practical decision making, and concrete applications to policy issues. Primarily for students not planning further work in Philosophy.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2253A/B.
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Philosophy 2026F/G - Philosophy of Economics
Economic life and economic science in philosophical perspective. Classical and contemporary philosophers are studied on such issues as property and labor; efficiency, fairness and freedom in the market; rationality, utility and economic value; welfare and economic justice. The emphasis is on probing underlying assumptions about the economic system.
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Philosophy 2030F/G - Philosophy of Science
An introductory discussion dealing with such issues as the demarcation between science and pseudo-science, the notion of scientific explanation, the structure of scientific theories and their relation to an empirical base, and the significance of revolutions in science.
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Philosophy 2032F/G - Einstein for Everyone
Astronauts age more slowly. Time can have a beginning. Space and time are curved. All these surprising claims are consequences of Einstein's revolutionary theories of relativity. This course explains these and related ideas in historical context and explores their philosophical significance. No physics and only grade 11 mathematics required.
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Philosophy 2033A/B - Introduction to Environmental Philosophy
An examination of several key issues arising out of the present environmental crisis. Sample topics include: to what extent the environmental crisis is a scientific, religious, or ethical problem; the Gaia hypothesis; deep and shallow ecology; the land ethic; ecofeminism; the environment and economics; and sustainable development.
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Philosophy 2035F/G - Nature, Ecology and the Future
Our changing relationship to the natural world, and ability to affect Earth's future, bring urgent philosophical questions with real-world implications. This course draws on ideas from ethics, political philosophy, biology, psychology, economics and philosophy of science to explore the moral and epistemological dimensions of climate change, species extinction, and biotechnology.
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Philosophy 2037F/G - Philosophy and Technology
Todayís fast pace of technological change is changing how we interact and communicate with each other and how we think of ourselves. Technology challenges traditional conceptions of development, life, and death, the nature of thought, knowledge, and the human mind. What are the implications of technology in our lives?
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Philosophy 2043F/G - Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
An investigation of some of the philosophical questions raised by Freud's theory of the unconscious, of the status of Freud's theory as a "science," and of its relation to the other sciences. Modern critiques of psychoanalysis from various points of view will be examined.
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Philosophy 2044F/G - Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychiatry
An introduction to core issues in the philosophy of psychiatry. Topics may include: a survey of historical and contemporary theories of the nature of mental disorder and its treatment; case studies designed to highlight controversies surrounding specific mental disorders, most notably, Depressive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, and the Psychoses.
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Philosophy 2050F/G - The Scientific Search for the Mind
An evaluation of sciences attempting to understand the nature of the mind and its place in the physical world. Topics may include: phrenology & localization theory, physiology, neuroanatomy, gestalt psychology, experimental psychology, evolutionary psychology, psychophysics, psychoanalysis, behaviorism, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, intelligence testing and the nature of consciousness.
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Philosophy 2061F/G - Science vs. Religion: The Epistemological Conflict
This course studies the epistemological clash between religion and science, looking especially at evolutionary theory, cosmology, the physics of time, and miracles. It also studies attempts to reconcile these two systems of knowledge. Finally, it examines the science of religion: anthropological theories of religion and the cognitive science of religion.
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Philosophy 2065F/G - Evil
A study of philosophical approaches to evil from the Enlightenment to the present day. Topics include the existence of evil as a challenge to religious belief, understanding the nature of evil in the context of such events as the Holocaust and 9/11, and moral philosophical issues related to evil.
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Philosophy 2070E - Ethics and Society
Techniques of moral analysis and evaluation are studied in the context of practical moral issues concerning the good life, the rights of the individual and the quest for social justice, etc. Classical and contemporary philosophical sources are examined, but the emphasis is on independent critical thought.
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Philosophy 2071E - Biomedical Ethics
An introduction to ethical issues that arise in the delivery of health care such as human experimentation, informed consent, and the allocation of scarce resources. A case study approach is used with students offering and defending solutions to moral problems in these areas.
Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 2610F/G
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Philosophy 2073F/G - Death
The meaning and moral importance of death will be explored through a series of questions: What is death? Is death a bad thing? Do people survive death? What do we mean when we say that someone is "dying"? Should knowledge of death change the way we live our lives?
Antirequisite(s): The former Thanatology 111a/b.
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Philosophy 2074F/G - Business Ethics
Ethical analysis of issues arising in contemporary business life. Sample topics: ethical codes in business; fair and unfair competition, advertising and consumer needs and wants; responsibilities to investors, employees and society; conflicts of interest and obligation; business and the regulatory environment.
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Philosophy 2077F/G - Gender and Sexuality
An investigation of ways that contemporary philosophers deal with concepts of gender and sexuality, addressing such issues as the regulation and production of normative sexuality, the question of essentialism, the construction and disciplining of the gendered body, and the effects of new media on sexual identity.
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Philosophy 2078F/G - Ethics for a Digital World
Through social media, computer gaming, and virtual communities, we spend a considerable portion of our lives in the digital world. What moral considerations ought to guide our conduct as digital citizens? This class will consider the ethics of life online through a study of moral theory and ethical problems.
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Philosophy 2080 - Philosophy of Law
A study of some main problems in legal philosophy. Emphasis is given to actual law, e.g. criminal law and contracts, as a background to questions of law's nature. Specimen topics: police powers in Canada, contractual obligation, insanity defence, judicial reasoning and discretion, civil liberties, legal responsibility, natural law and legal positivism.
Antirequisite(s): MIT 2020F/G.
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Philosophy 2083F/G - Terrorism
A study of contemporary philosophical discussions of terrorism, including different perspectives on the question of whether terrorism is morally justifiable. Related issues such as just war and civil disobedience will also be touched upon.
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Philosophy 2091F/G - Philosophy in Literature
An examination of the role played by philosophical ideas in 19th and 20th century literature and of some of the philosophical ideas underlying modern science fiction. Authors studied may include Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Zamyatin, Poe, Hesse, Mann, Kafka, Huysmans, Unamuno, Sartre, Borges, Huxley, and Orwell.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 132E and 232E.
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Philosophy 2200F/G - Ancient Philosophy
A critical examination of key works of Greek philosophers with major emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.
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Philosophy 2202F/G - Early Modern Philosophy
A critical examination of key works of selected figures of the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Philosophy 2203E - History of Scientific Thought
A general historical survey of ideas in the physical and biological sciences from antiquity to the early 20th century. This course will also examine issues in scientific methodology as well as the impact of scientific ideas on society.
Antirequisite(s): History of Science 2200E.
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Philosophy 2250 - Introduction to Logic
A study of sentential and predicate logic designed to train students to use procedures and systems (trees, natural deduction, axiomatic systems) for determining logical properties and relations, and to give students an understanding of syntactic and semantic metatheoretical concepts and results relevant to those procedures and systems.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2020, 2252W/X.
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Philosophy 2251F/G - Conceptual Development of Mathematics
A survey of some important basic concepts of mathematics in an historical setting, and in relation to the broader history of ideas. Topics may include: the evolution of the number concept, the development of geometry, Zeno's paradoxes.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 121.
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Philosophy 2252W/X - Introduction to Logic (Accelerated)
A review of the techniques of logical analysis and evaluation coupled with a careful study of the formal syntax and semantics of sentential and predicate logic. Emphasis on the proof of important metatheoretic results.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2020, 2250.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 85% in any grade 12U Mathematics course or any 1020-level course in Applied Mathematics, Calculus, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistical Sciences, or permission of the Department.
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Philosophy 2253A/B - Introduction to Decision Analysis
Modern approaches to the resolution of decisions in situations of uncertainty. Topics include: philosophical evaluation of principles of rationality, systematic ways of representing belief, learning, and values, with applications to elementary examples from social and institutional policy, econmic evaluation, medical diagnosis and therapy, and strategic thinking generally.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2023.
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Philosophy 2260F/G - Introduction to Philosophy of Language
A survey of contemporary and historical philosophical works on language. Topics may include: What is a language? How are language and thought related? Does linguistic meaning come from the world, communicative activity, or the mind? Authors may include , among others: Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Austin, Grice and Chomsky.
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Philosophy 2300F/G - Philosophy of Science
A discussion of conceptual problems which fall between science and philosophy, as well as broader epistemological issues concerning theory change and the concept of progress in science.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2030F/G.
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Philosophy 2310F/G - Philosophy of Modern Physics
An examination of philosophical problems to which modern physical theories of quantum mechanics and relativity have given rise. No previous formal training in physics and mathematics will be presupposed.
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Philosophy 2350F/G - Introduction to Philosophy of Biology
An historical introduction to the Philosophy of Biology examining the development of evolutionary theory from Aristotle to Darwin and the ways in which past ideas have helped shape contemporary debates (e.g. species concepts, adaptation, levels of selection). Philosophy 2350F/G is recommended background for those interested in Philosophy 3340F/G.
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Philosophy 2370F/G - Science and Values
A study of the relationships between scientific practice, cultural institutions, and human values. Attention will be devoted to such topics as the commercialization of research, military research, genetically modified organisms, and the study of race and gender.
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Philosophy 2400F/G - Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
An introduction to philosophy of mind, drawing on contemporary and historical sources. Topics may include: knowledge of other minds; free will; personal identity; what makes something mental; dualism and materialism; survival after death.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 332E.
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Philosophy 2410F/G - Issues in Philosophy of Emotions
Do emotions interfere with reason and morality or are they required for both? Are emotions primarily biological or are they social constructions? These and other questions will be addressed using a variety of readings ranging from contemporary analytic and feminist philosophy to modern neurobiology and psychology.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 149F/G.
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Philosophy 2500F/G - Introduction to Theory of Knowledge
An introduction to the main problems of epistemology. Specimen topics include: the nature of human knowledge and belief, perception, evidence, truth and confirmation.
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Philosophy 2554E - Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
A critical examination of representative literature in the fields of phenomenological research and existential philosophy from Husserl to the present day.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2017E, 2555F/G (Brescia).
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Philosophy 2555F/G - Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
A critical examination of representative literature in the fields of phenomenological research and existential philosophy from Husserl to the present day.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2017E, 2554E (Brescia).
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Philosophy 2556F/G - Phenomenology and Diversity
Phenomenology is a study of the phenomena, of how things, objects, relations, and world appear and hence become meaningful. Drawing on classic and contemporary texts, this course interrogates issues of diversity such as racialization, disability, sexuality, and sexual difference that shape how we meaningfully encounter the world and others.
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Philosophy 2630F/G - Feminist Philosophy
A study of feminist perspectives on core philosophical problems posed in such areas as philosophy of mind, epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of science. We shall examine feminist criticisms of mainstream philosophy, feminist reconstructions of contested questions, and positive developments within feminist philosophy.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2067E (Brescia).
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Philosophy 2661F/G - Philosophy of Religion
An examination of issues in philosophy of religion, focusing on arguments concerning the existence of God, the immortality of the soul, the occurrence of miracles, the validity of religious experience, and the place of religion in morality. Independent critical thinking is stressed, and no particular religious views are presupposed.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2063E (Brescia), Philosophy 2660E (King's) and the former 144F/G.
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Philosophy 2662F/G - Topics in Philosophy of Religion
An examination of special topics in the philosophy of religion, e.g. the basis of religious faith and knowledge, the relationship between religion and science, religious diversity, the nature of God, and grace and predestination.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2063E (Brescia), Philosophy 2660E (King's) and the former 144F/G.
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Philosophy 2700F/G - Introduction to Ethics and Value Theory
Critical study of the nature and justification of ethical and value judgements, with an analysis of key concepts and a survey of the main contemporary theories.
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Philosophy 2701E - Modes of Normative Reasoning
Approaches to ethical decision making will be examined to see how they can assist practical ethical reasoning and enhance our understanding of morality. Approaches to be studied include casuistry, interpretation, the construction of narratives, and the application of moral theory to real life situations.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2702F/G, 2703F/G
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Philosophy 2702F/G - Modes of Normative Reasoning I
The goal of these companion courses (Philosophy 2702F/G, 2703F/G) is to understand the nature of morality, law, and bioethics by examining the modes of reasoning they use and the conceptions of rationality implicit in them. This course considers the application of moral theories and principles to problems, case-based reasoning, and methods of interpretation.
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Philosophy 2703F/G - Modes of Normative Reasoning II
The modes of normative reasoning examined in this course are narratives, situational contextualism, and background contextualism. Because all normative reasoning turns out to require judgment, morality, law, and bioethics can be rational only if judgment can be rational. A process-based conception of rationality is presented to vindicate the rationality of judgment.
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This is a companion course to Philosophy 2702F/G.
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Philosophy 2710F/G - Reproductive Ethics
A study of current issues in reproductive ethics, such as abortion, prenatal diagnosis, and infertility treatment. Appropriate methods for approaching these questions and for dealing with complex issues in bioethics generally are examined.
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Philosophy 2715F/G - Health Care Ethics
An examination of key concepts in health care ethics, such as respect for patient autonomy, medical paternalism, patient competence, justice in health care, "death with dignity," "sanctity of life," commodifying human life. Goals are to understand these ideas and how to apply them to practical issues in health care.
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Philosophy 2720F/G - The Ethics of Professional Relationships
Professionals have special rights and duties that attach to their professional roles. This course will focus on the special ethical obligations that professionals have to themselves, to their clients, to their employers, to third parties, to their professions, and to society at large.
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Philosophy 2730F/G - Media Ethics
A study of ethical issues in media, including such topics as: the reasonable limits of free expression; intellectual property and the public domain; official secrets and access to information; regulating online content; commercial databases and informational privacy; cameras in the courtroom; plagiarism and piracy; defamation; hactivism and the hacker ethic.
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Philosophy 2750F/G - Ethics in Action
This course examines individual and societal obligations in two complementary ways: first, through the study of philosophical work on moral obligations and, second, through service learning projects. In written work students will be required to integrate what they have learned in the classroom and in volunteer work in the community.
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Philosophy 2800F/G - History of Political Philosophy
A critical study of the philosophical foundations of political thought--from natural rights to contractarianism, from utilitarianism to socialism. The class will examine the classic historical texts of political philosophy. Authors studied may include Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Kant, Mill, Hegel and Marx.
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Philosophy 2801F/G - Contemporary Political Philosophy
A study of some of the central issues and theoretical alternatives in contemporary political philosophy from among the following: utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, socialism, feminism, and communitarianism. Issues to be studied may include multiculturalism, economic redistribution, individual rights and the limits of legitimate state authority.
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Philosophy 2810F/G - Global Justice and Human Rights
What are our obligations to other countries and their citizens? Do those obligations issue from universal human rights? This course will address these questions through the consideration of a number of topics that raise issues of global justice, for example economic globalization, genocide and military intervention.
Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3346E.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 2821F/G - Philosophy of Law
An introduction to the philosophy of law. Topics typically covered include responsibility and punishment, freedom of expression, the constitutional protection of fundamental freedoms, and jurisprudence (the study of the question, ďWhat is law?)
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 2822F/G - Topics in Philosophy of Law
An in depth examination of one or more topics in legal philosophy, for example property rights, criminal responsibility, and the rule of law. Topics vary from year to year.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 2991A/B - Special Topics in Philosophy
Selected topics of current interest in philosophy. A course description will be available from the Department at the time of registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 2992A/B - Special Topics in Philosophy
Selected topics of current interest in philosophy. A course description will be available from the Department at the time of registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 2993A/B - Special Topics in Philosophy
Selected topics of current interest in philosophy. A course description will be available from the Department at the time of registration.
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Extra Information: 2 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 2996F/G-2999F/G - Special Topics in Philosophy
A study of a selected topic in Philosophy, presupposing no previous studies in the area and aimed at students in second or third year. The topics will vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning course content and Antirequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3003F/G - Plato
An intermediate survey of the works of Plato. While some themes or works may be focused on to the exclusion of others, this course aims to give students a strong, foundational understanding of Platoís thought on a range of topics.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3006F/G - Aristotle
An intermediate survey of the works of Aristotle. While some themes or works may be focused on to the exclusion of others, this course aims to give students a strong, foundational understanding of Aristotle's thought on a range of topics.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3012F/G - Medieval Philosophy
A survey of core issues and figures in medieval philosophy.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G, Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Philosophy 3020F/G - Renaissance and Reformation Philosophy
An intermediate survey of later Scholasticism and reactions to it on the part of such figures as Montaigne, Bacon, Melanchthon, John Dee, and the Cambridge Platonists.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3022F/G - Cartesianism and its Critics
An intermediate survey of foundational works by philosophers in the Cartesian tradition including study of portions of Descartes's Principles of Philosophy and developments of its themes by such proponents and opponents as Hobbes, Gassendi, Arnauld, and Malebranche.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3023F/G - Spinoza
A study of the works of Spinoza.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Philosophy 3024F/G - Leibniz
An intermediate survey of the works of Leibniz. While some themes or works may be focused on to the exclusion of others, this course aims to give students a strong foundational understanding of Leibnizís thought on a range of topics.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3026F/G - Locke
An intermediate study of Lockeís Essay concerning human understanding and of related works and correspondence, both by Locke and his critics.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3027F/G - Berkeley
A study of the philosophical works of George Berkeley, including the works on vision and the De Motu.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Philosophy 3028F/G - Hume
A study of Book I of Hume's Treatise concerning human understanding supplemented by a study of either Book II and III of the Treatise or a comparative assessment of Humeís work with that of Condillac, Reid, or Kant.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3031F/G - Women in Early Modern Philosophy
This course is an introduction to the philosophical contributions of women to 17th and 18th Century philosophy. What were their philosophical concerns? How did they influence the course of philosophy during this period? How were their contributions received by their contemporaries and how are they viewed today?
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3040F/G - Origins of Analytic Philosophy
The investigation of selected philosophical problems as they arise in the writings of such philosophers as Moore, Frege, Russell, Ayer, Carnap, Quine, Wittgenstein, Ryle, Austin, and others. Problems addressed may include philosophical methodology, ethical theory, metaphysics, meaning, and epistemology.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2250, 2252W/X or one of Philosophy 2260F/G or 2400F/G or 2500F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3110F/G - Topics in the History of Logic
A study of selected topics from Aristotle to the beginning of the modern period. Topics covered will vary but may include Aristotle's Categories, the theory of the syllogism, medieval theories of signification, the notion of logical consequence, modal logic, and the development of polyadic logic with mixed quantification.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3170F/G - Topics in the History of Ethics
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G or 2202F/G or 2700F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3180F/G - Topics in the History of Political and Legal Philosophy

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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G or 2700F/G or 2202F/G or 2800F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3201A/B - Special Topics in Logical Theory
Specific issues and theories in formal and philosophical logic will be studied.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 223b and 353a/b.
Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2250 or 2252W/X, or the former 222a/b. Students with equivalent background may be admitted by the permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3202B - Special Topics in Logical Theory
Specific issues and theories in formal and philosophical logic will be studied.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3235F/G - Topics in Decision and Game Theory
Fundamentals of the representation of value, uncertainty, and criteria of choice in actions without opponents (decision theory) and with opponents (game theory). Topics may include: causal versus evidential decision theory, games of mixed conflict and coordination, repeated games, dynamical deliberation, collective choice, and evolutionary game theory.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2253A/B or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3.0 hours, 0.5 course
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Philosophy 3260F/G - Theories of Meaning
Issues and theories in recent philosophy of language. Topics may include: what meaning is; the contrast between "meaning as use" and formalist accounts of meaning; reference and truth. Authors may include: Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Strawson and Grice.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2250 or 2252W/X or 2260F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3270F/G - Philosophy and Linguistics
Philosophical perspectives on linguistic issues and the science of linguistics. Sample topics: the evidence base for linguistics; what linguistics should take as its proper subject matter; interfaces between syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
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Philosophy 3310F/G - The Physics and Philosophy of Time and Chance
Most observed processes are asymmetric. Cream stirs into coffee but doesn't stir out. This relates to the direction of time: ordered states evolve into disordered states. Thermodynamics expresses this asymmetry and statistical mechanics aims to explain it. This course examines these two theories and the role(s)of probability in physics.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2300F/G or 2310F/G or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3.0 hours, 0.5 course
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Philosophy 3320F/G - Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
Though quantum mechanics is a well-tested and accepted part of physics, debate continues about what the success of this theory tells us about the world and about science. This course examines these questions while introducing the student to the peculiarities of quantum physics. No physics background presumed.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2300F/G or 2310F/G or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3.0 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3330F/G - Philosophical Foundations of Spacetime Theories
Philosophical issues raised by the physics of space and time: are space and time objectively real or merely abstractions from spatial and temporal relations? Is motion absolute or relative? Is our knowledge of space and time factual or conventional? Authors include: Newton, Leibniz, Kant, Mach, Einstein. No physics background presumed.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2300F/G or 2310F/G or permission of the department.
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Extra Information: 3.0 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3340F/G - Philosophical Issues in Evolutionary Biology
In-depth examination of contemporary philosophical debates arising from modern biology. Topics explored may include the structure of evolutionary theory, the notions of fitness and adaptation, functions and teleological explanation, the ontological status of species, reductionism and levels of explanation, and social and moral implications of biological research.
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Prerequisite(s): Third or Fourth year standing in the Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major, or Specialization module in Philosophy or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3.0 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3341F/G - Philosophy of Biology for Biologists
An introduction to philosophical methods including reading and writing philosophical arguments, followed by five topical modules. Four modules focus on particular fields within the life sciences: evolutionary biology, genetics and genomics, ecology, and cognitive science. A final module examines ethical issues related to research in the life sciences.
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Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in Biology or permission of the Philosophy department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3410F/G - Philosophy of Mind
Advanced topics in the philosophy of mind. Topics may include: the metaphysics of mind -- from Cartesian Dualism, through Behaviorism and Identity Theory, to modern functionalist theories; connections between metaphysics of mind and topics such as mental causation, mental content, and consciousness. Emphasis will be given to contemporary readings.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2400F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3420F/G - Philosophy of Psychology
Conceptual issues arising in psychology. Topics may include: modularity, nativism, theory of mind, the theory theory, simulation theory, concept acquisition, conceptual content. The methodology used by psychologists may also be investigated. Though some historical writings may be used, the emphasis will be on contemporary works.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 332E.
Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2400F/G or 3rd year standing in Psychology.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3430F/G - Introduction to Philosophical Issues in Cognitive Science
An investigation of how neuroscience, artificial intelligence research, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy of mind contribute to our understanding of the mind. Topics may include: the three level analysis, the Turing test, the Chinese Room argument, the classical vs. connectionist debate, computability, genetic algorithms, and dynamical systems.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 332E.
Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2260F/G or 2400F/G or 2500F/G or 3rd year standing in Psychology.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3440F/G - Philosophy of Perception
A study of topics in perception such as the status of qualia, sense-datum theories, adverbial theory, phenomenalism, functionalism, representionalism, direct realism, externalist theories of perception, and perceptual belief. Also of the philosophical implications of work on blindsight, interpretations of sensory consciousness, the 'binding problem', and the cerebral localization of consciousness.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2400F/G or 2500F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Philosophy 3450F/G - Philosophy of Neuroscience
Introduction to philosophy of neuroscience. Questions may include: What does neuroscience tell us about the mind-brain relationship, free will and moral responsibility, or the mechanisms of learning and memory? Is consciousness a mental, behavioral or brain state? What is the structure of explanation in neuroscience? Is psychology reducible to neuroscience?
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Philosophy 3501F/G - Epistemology
Problems in contemporary theory of knowledge. Topics may include epistemic justification, modern skepticism, foundationalism and coherentism, internalism and externalism, ethics of belief, epistemic probability, testimony and social dimensions of knowledge.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2500F/G.
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Extra Information: 3.0 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3555F/G - Continental Philosophy
An examination of 20th century and contemporary continental philosophy. Readings will be drawn from phenomenological, deconstructive, post-structuralist and feminist texts and/or from the work of the Frankfurt school. Topics to be considered will include some of: intersubjectivity, sexual difference, community, racialization, perception,community, hermeneutics and critical theory.
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Prerequisite(s): Third or Fourth year standing in the Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major, or Specialization module in Philosophy or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3601F/G - Metaphysics
An introduction to current debate on metaphysical questions. Topics may include the nature of space and time, the status of phenomenal sensible qualities, the existence of natural kinds, causality and determinism, counterfactuals and possible worlds, identity and individuation, and personal identity.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2500F/G.
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Extra Information: 3.0 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3710F/G - Metaethics
Metaethics is the area of moral philosophy in which we inquire about, among other things, the status of moral claims, the meaning of moral terms, the rational justification of morality, the nature of value, and issues of moral psychology. This course is an advanced study of topics in metaethics.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 3700E (King's).
Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2700F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3720F/G - Normative Ethics
Moral philosophers engaged in normative ethics seek to articulate and justify systems of normative standardsóof action or of characteróto guide our moral life. This course is an advanced study of normative ethical theories, such as utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue theories.
Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 3700E (King's)
Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2700F/G or 2800F/G or 2801F/G or 2821F/G or 2822F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3810F/G - Justice
A seminar in political and legal philosophy. Sample topics: the distinction between corrective and distributive justice, the use of class actions as a mechanism of social justice, the redistribution of wealth through taxation, the role of constitutional institutions in delivering and embodying justice, and conceptual models of a just society.
Antirequisite(s): Law 5770
Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2700F/G, 2800F/G, 2801F/G or 2821F/G or 2822F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3910F/G - Aesthetics
An investigation of issues in the philosophy of art and aesthetics. Topics include: characteristics of the various arts; the fine arts, arts and cultures, mass arts; art, craft, and technology; beauty, taste, and the variety of aesthetics; freedom and self-expression; individuals and cultures; mimesis and imagination; interpretation and audience participation.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 355E or 348G.
Prerequisite(s): Third and Fourth Year standing in a Philosophy Program or Module.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3990A/B - Problems in Philosophy
A study of selected philosophical problems. The problems vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Philosophy 3991F/G-3994F/G - Problems in Philosophy
A study of selected philosophical problems. The problems vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Philosophy 3995A/B - Topics in Philosophy
An advanced reading course open to third or fourth year students registered in an Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major or Specialization module in Philosophy. Before registering the student must work out a detailed plan of study with a professor willing to supervise the studentís work and have this plan approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 3996F/G - Topics in Philosophy
An advanced reading course open to third or fourth year students registered in an Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major or Specialization module in Philosophy. Before registering the student must work out a detailed plan of study with a professor willing to supervise the student's work and have this plan approved by the Undergraduate Chair.

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Philosophy 3997F/G - Topics in Philosophy
An advanced reading course open to third or fourth year students registered in an Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major or Specialization module in Philosophy. Before registering the student must work out a detailed plan of study with a professor willing to supervise the student's work and have this plan approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
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Philosophy 3998E - Topics in Philosophy
An advanced reading course open to third or fourth year students registered in an Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major or Specialization module in Philosophy. Before registering the student must work out a detailed plan of study with a professor willing to supervise the student's work and have this plan approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
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Philosophy 4005F/G-4006F/G - Special Topics in Plato and Early Greek Philosophy
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Philosophy 4007F/G - Seminar in Ancient Philosophy
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4015F/G-4016F/G - Special Topics in Aristotle and Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy
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Philosophy 4017F/G - Seminar in Ancient Philosophy
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Philosophy 4023F/G-4024F/G - Special Topics in Early Medieval Philosophy
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Philosophy 4026F/G-4027F/G - Special Topics in Later Medieval Philosophy
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Philosophy 4035F/G-4036F/G - Special Topics in 17th Century Philosophy
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Philosophy 4037F/G - Seminar in Rationalism
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G or Third and Fourth Year Honors standing in Philosophy.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4038F/G - Seminar in Rationalism
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G or Third and Fourth Year Honors standing in Philosophy.
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Philosophy 4045F/G-4046F/G - Special Topics in 18th Century Philosophy
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Philosophy 4047F/G - Seminar in Empiricism
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4048F/G - Seminar in Empiricism
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2202F/G or Third and Fourth Year Honors standing in Philosophy
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4050F/G - Seminar in Kantís First Critique
A broadly-based study of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and his related critical and pre-critical writings on physical, metaphysical and epistemological topics.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4051F/G - Seminar in Kantís Practical Philosophy
A broadly based study of Kantís major works on ethics.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4052F/G-4053F/G - Special Topics in Kantís Theoretical Philosophy
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Philosophy 4054F/G - Special Topics in Kantís Practical Philosophy
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Philosophy 4055F/G - Special Topics in Practical Philosophy
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Philosophy 4056F/G-4057F/G - Special Topics in 19th Century Philosophy
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Philosophy 4065F/G-4066F/G - Seminar in 19th Century Philosophy
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4071F/G - Advanced Topics in Ethics
A study of a selected topic in applied ethics, metaethics or political philosophy. The topics dealt with vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4072F/G - Advanced Topics in Ethics
A study of a selected topic in applied ethics, metaethics or political philosophy. The topics dealt with vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4075F/G - Seminar in 20th Century Philosophy
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Prerequisite(s): Third and Fourth Year Honors standing in a Philosophy Program or Module.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4076F/G - Seminar in 20th Century Philosophy
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Prerequisite(s): Third and Fourth Year Honors standing in a Philosophy Program or Module.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4080E - Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
A seminar devoted to the investigation of selected philosophical problems as they arise in the writings of such philosophers as Moore, Russell, Ayer, Carnap, Quine, Wittgenstein, Ryle, Wisdom, Austin, and others.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2250 or 2252W/X.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Philosophy 4090F/G - Continental Philosophy
An exploration of the main questions raised in twentieth century European philosophy. Beginning with Husserl's challenge to subject/object dualism, topics covered will include history, alterity, embodiment, temporality, spatiality, intentionality, intersubjectivity, human agency, and sexual difference, as examined by such authors as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault and Irigaray.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2554E or Third or Fourth Year Honors Philosophy status.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4091F/G - Topics in Continental Philosophy
A study of selected topics in continental philosophy. The topics dealt with vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4108F/G - Problems in the History of Philosophy
A study of selected philosophical problems as they have been dealt with over time. The problems and historical periods covered vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4109F/G - Problems in the History of Philosophy
A study of selected philosophical problems as they have been dealt with over time. The problems and historical periods covered vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4201A/B - Foundations of Mathematics
A course of lectures on some aspect(s) of the foundations of mathematics. Normally this will mean axiomatic set theory, but occasionally the program may be varied to include other topics from mathematical logic, e.g., model theory or categorial logic.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 3201A/B or the former Philosophy 233b or permission of the Instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4202A/B - Philosophy of Mathematics
An examination of writings by key figures in the philosophy of mathematics: Frege, Russell, Hilbert, Brouwer, GŲdel and others. This will be a seminar course in which students will be encouraged to give oral expositions of their work before the class.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 3201A/B or the former Philosophy 233b or permission of the Instructor.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4210F/G - Problems in Philosophy of Language
An advanced treatment of a particular problem arising in the philosophy of language.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2260F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4310F/G - Problems in Philosophy of Science
A study of a selected topic in the philosophy of science. The topics dealt with vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4311F/G - Problems in Philosophy of Science
A study of a selected topic in the philosophy of science. The topics dealt with vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4410F/G - Problems in Philosophy of Mind
An advanced treatment of a particular problem arising in the philosophy of mind.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2400F/G or the former Philosophy 332E.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4510F/G - Problems in Epistemology
An advanced treatment of a particular problem arising in epistemology.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2500F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4530F/G - Topics in Feminist Theories of Knowledge
A critical study of contemporary feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, with discussion of feminist empiricism, standpoint, and postmodern positions, critiques of methodological essentialism, and proposals for integrating the consideration of contextual factors into theories of knowledge production and legitimation.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 350F/G.
Prerequisite(s): Third and Fourth Year standing in Philosophy Program or Module.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4610F/G - Problems in Metaphysics
An advanced treatment of a particular problem arising in metaphysics.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2500F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4710F/G - Advanced Topics in Practical Ethics
An advanced treatment of a particular problem arising in practical ethics.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2700F/G or 2800F/G or 2801F/G or 2821F/G or 2822F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4730F/G - Topics in Feminist Ethics and Social/Political Philosophy
An intensive study of central themes in feminist ethics and social/political theory. Topics include: feminist critiques of classical and contemporary theories of moral agency, autonomy, and individualism; constructive proposals for feminist alternatives to the ethics of rights; arguments for contextualizing ethical and social/political theory.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 351F/G.
Prerequisite(s): Third and Fourth Year standing in Philosophy Program or Module.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4750F/G - Topics in Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality
An advanced treatment of topics arising in the philosophy of gender and sexuality.
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Prerequisite(s): Third or Fourth year standing in the Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major, or Specialization module in Philosophy or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4810F/G - Advanced Topics in Political Philosophy
An advanced treatment of a particular problem arising in political philosophy.
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Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2700F/G or 2800F/G or 2801F/G or 2821F/G or 2822F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4850F/G - Philosophy of Law
Advanced seminar on issues of legal theory, varying from year to year.
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Prerequisite(s): Any Faculty of Law course or Philosophy 2080 or the former Philosophy 240E or Philosophy 2821F/G or 2822F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4851F/G - Philosophy of Law
Advanced topics in the philosophy of law.
Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 444E.
Prerequisite(s): Any Faculty of Law course or Philosophy 2080 or the former Philosophy 240E or Philosophy 2821F/G or Philosophy 2822F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4990A/B - Problems in Philosophy
A study of selected philosophical problems. The problems vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4991F/G - Problems in Philosophy
A study of selected philosophical problems. The problems vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4992F/G - Problems in Philosophy
A study of selected philosophical problems. The problems vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4993F/G - Problems in Philosophy
A study of selected philosophical problems. The problems vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the Department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4994F/G - Problems in Philosophy
A study of selected philosophical problems. The problems vary from year to year. More detailed information concerning content and prerequisites may be obtained from the department prior to registration.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4995A/B - Topics in Philosophy
An advanced reading course open to third or fourth year students registered in an Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major or Specialization module in Philosophy. Before registering the student must work out a detailed plan of study with a professor willing to supervise the studentís work and have this plan approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4996F/G - Advanced Topics in Philosophy
An advanced reading course open to third or fourth year students registered in an Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major or Specialization module in Philosophy. Before registering the student must work out a detailed plan of study with a professor willing to supervise the student's work and have this plan approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4997F/G - Advanced Topics in Philosophy
An advanced reading course open to third or fourth year students registered in an Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major or Specialization module in Philosophy. Before registering the student must work out a detailed plan of study with a professor willing to supervise the student's work and have this plan approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Philosophy 4998E - Advanced Topics in Philosophy
An advanced reading course open to third or fourth year students registered in an Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major or Specialization module in Philosophy. Before registering the student must work out a detailed plan of study with a professor willing to supervise the student's work and have this plan approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course.
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Academic Calendar 2013 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION Philosophy (A)
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