Graduate Program

Learning Objectives

  1. Preparation for admission to a strong PhD program with a good job placement record.
  2. Deep and broad knowledge of philosophical problems and methods in the general areas of normative philosophy, history of philosophy, and metaphysics & epistemology.
  3. Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of modern formal logic, including sentence logic, quantification theory, and metatheory.
  4. Understanding of how to approach dense historical and contemporary philosophical texts.
  5. Oral articulation of philosophical positions, arguments, and objections.
  6. Ability to handle the stages of writing a philosophical paper: namely, choosing a topic, conducting a literature review, constructing a solid argument, anticipating and addressing objections, soliciting critical feedback, and revising in response to criticism.