Undergraduate Programs

Special Courses Archive

The department offers special courses each term. Here are the special courses from previous semesters:

Fall 2020

History
PHIL 91-02 Special Topics: History & Philosophy of Emotions
PHIL 91-03 Special Topics: Chinese Philosophy
PHIL 91-05 Special Topics: Philosophy & Revolution

Metaphysics & Epistemology
PHIL 191-01 Seminar: Nothingness
PHIL 191-04 Seminar: Assertion and the Future

Value Theory
PHIL 91-04 Special Topics: Media Ethics
PHIL 91-05 Special Topics: Philosophy & Revolution
PHIL 91-06 Special Topics: Philosophy for Children
PHIL 191-03 Seminar: Punishment & Responsibility

Spring 2020

History
PHIL 0092-02 Special Topics: NIETZSCHE
PHIL 0092-04 Special Topics: Philosophy as a Way of Life
PHIL 0192-01 Seminars In Philosophy: Political Phil of MLK, Jr.
PHIL 0195-01 Special Topics: The Problem of "The World"
PHIL 0195-02 Special Topics: Autonomy from Kant to Beauvoir

Metaphysics & Epistemology
PHIL 0092-03 Special Topics: Problems of the Self
PHIL 0192-02 Seminars In Philosophy: Current Work on Free Will
PHIL 0192-03 Seminars In Philosophy: Phil Foundations of Cognitive Science
PHIL 0192-04 Seminars In Philosophy: Nothingness
PHIL 0195-01 Special Topics: The Problem of "The World"
PHIL 0292-01 Graduate Seminar: Advanced Epistemology
PHIL 0292-02 Graduate Seminar: The Metaphysics of Modality

Value Theory
PHIL 0092-01 Special Topics: Pre-college Philosophy
PHIL 0092-02 Special Topics: NIETZSCHE
PHIL 0092-04 Special Topics: Philosophy as a Way of Life
PHIL 0192-01 Seminars In Philosophy: Political Phil of MLK, Jr.
PHIL 0292-03 Graduate Seminar: The Objectivity of Value

Fall 2019

History
PHIL 0091-01 Special Topics: Plato and the Moderns
PHIL 0195-02 Special Topics: Chomsky

Metaphysics & Epistemology
PHIL 0191-02 Seminars: Non-human Cognition
PHIL 0195-01 Special Topics: Moral Responsibility & Personal Identity
PHIL 0195-02 Special Topics: Chomsky

Value Theory
PHIL 0091-01 Special Topics: Plato and the Moderns
PHIL 0091-02 Special Topics: Philosophy for Children
PHIL 0191-03 Seminars: Race and Black Progress
PHIL 0195-01 Special Topics: Moral Responsibility & Personal Identity

Fall 2016

History
PHIL 191-02: From Individuals to Citizens

Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 191-03: Topics in Metaphysics
PHIL 191-04: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Value Theory
PHIL 191-06: Environmental Ethics
PHIL 291-01: Value

Fall 2015

History
PHIL 191-01 Use & Abuse of Philosophy: Plato to Nietzsche
PHIL 191-02 Slavery: Its Moral History
PHIL 191-05 Philosophy in the Greek, Latin & Arabic Traditions

Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 191-03 Foundations of Cognitive Science
PHIL 191-04 Philosophy of David Lewis
PHIL 291-01 Rule Following

Value Theory
PHIL 191-01 Use & Abuse of Philosophy: Plato to Nietzsche
PHIL 191-02 Slavery: Its Moral History

Fall 2014

History
PHIL 0091-01 From Sinners to Sociopaths
PHIL 0091-02 Happiness and the Good Life
PHIL 0191-01 History of Analytic Philosophy

Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 0091-03 Reality and Subjectivity
PHIL 0191-01 History of Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 0191-02 Aesthetic Psychology

Value Theory
PHIL 0091-01 From Sinners to Sociopaths
PHIL 0091-02 Happiness and the Good Life
PHIL 0191-02 Aesthetic Psychology
PHIL 0191-03 Objectivity in Ethics
PHIL 0191-04 Metaethics after Moore

Spring 2014

Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 0091-03 Skepticism
PHIL 0191-02 Philosophical Foundations of Cognitive Science
PHIL 0195-01 Aesthetic Psychology
PHIL 0195-02 Formal Epistemology

Value Theory
PHIL 0091-01 Philosophy of Criminal Justice
PHIL 0091-02 War and Terrorism
PHIL 0191-01 Contemporary Virtue Ethics
PHIL 0195-01 Aesthetic Psychology

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