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Recent Graduate Course Offerings

Spring 2016

  • Politics and Ethics in Plato's Late DialoguesShaw
  • Incomparable Values – Nolt
  • Feminist Epistemology – Berenstain
  • Actions, Reasons, and Causes - Palmer

Fall 2015

  • Mind and Language – Archer
  • Animals and Moral Status- Garthoff
  • Advanced Survey of Epistemology – Coffman
  • History of Modern Moral Philosophy –Cureton
  • Rawls in Context - Reidy

Spring 2015

  • Intermediate Formal LogicNolt
  • Ethical Naturalism – Gehrman
  • Mathematical Structure in Science – Berenstain
  • Intergeneraltional Ethics- Garthoff

Fall 2014

  • Normative Significance of Desire & Intention - Archer
  • Metaethics - Cureton
  • Kant and A Priori Justification ("super seminar") - Kohl
  • Naming and Necessity - Garthoff
  • Luck, Knowledge, and Freedom - Coffman

Spring 2014

  • Action Theory - Archer
  • Descartes and Locke - Aquila
  • Philosophy of Mind - Palmer
  • Philosophy of Conservation Biology - Nolt
  • Philosophy of Law - Reidy
  • Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory ("super seminar") - Garthoff

Fall 2013

  • Skepticism and Naturalism in Hume - Kohl.
  • Dispositions, Properties and Laws of Nature - Berenstain
  • Epicureanism ("super seminar") - Shaw
  • Rationality, Reasons and Self-Regard (Proseminar, required of first year students) - Cureton

SUMMER 2013

  • The History of Political Philosophy: Hobbes to Mill - Reidy

SPRING 2013

  • Topics in Philosophy of Science: Explanation - Berenstain
  • Social Norms - Cureton
  • Moral Obligation - Garthoff
  • Kant's First Critique - Kohl
  • Free Will and Moral Responsibility ("Super Seminar") – Palmer

FALL 2012

  • The Limits of Moral Psychology - Boylu
  • Contemporary Virtue Epistemology ("Super Seminar") - Coffman
  • Topics in Environmental Ethics: Value in/and Nature - Nolt
  • Ethics, Action, and Responsibility – Palmer
  • Virtue and Virtue Ethics (Proseminar, required of all first-year students) - Shaw

There are also 400 level courses sometimes available to graduate students. Graduate students interested in these courses should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies to determine whether they are appropriate.


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