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This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of moral and political philosophy. The primary focus is on the... see more

This is an environmental ethics and consumerism course in which the attempt is made to provide materials in accordance... see more

This course focuses on the study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our... see more

This course aims to introduce students to the rich diversity of human culture from antiquity to the early 17th century.... see more

The course has two main goals: First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. This will be done... see more

This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics... see more

This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics... see more

This course explores the values (aesthetic, moral, cultural, religious, prudential, political) expressed in the choices... see more

Are moral standards relative to cultures and/or moral frameworks? Are there incompatible or non-comparable ways of... see more

This course does not seek to provide answers to ethical questions. Instead, the course hopes to teach students two... see more

This course does not seek to provide answers to ethical questions. Instead, the course hopes to teach students two... see more

This course provides an introduction to important philosophical questions about the mind, specifically those that are... see more

Quantum mechanics--even in the ordinary, non-relativistic, "particle" formulation that will be the primary focus of this... see more

This course is an examination of philosophical theories of action and motivation in the light of empirical findings from... see more

This course is an examination of philosophical theories of action and motivation in the light of empirical findings from... see more

This course examines works of film in relation to thematic issues of philosophical importance that also occur in other... see more

This course focuses on the study of basic metaphysical issues concerning existence, the mind-body problem, personal... see more

This course considers a range of philosophical questions about the foundations of morality, such as whether and in what... see more

This will be a seminar on classic and contemporary work on central topics in ethics. The first third of the course will... see more

This course examines fundamental issues in the philosophy of law, including the nature and content of law, its relation... see more

This course examines fundamental issues in the philosophy of law, including the nature and content of law, its relation... see more

Courses in the Topics in Social Theory and Practice series feature in-depth considerations of such topics with... see more

This course begins with an introduction to the theory of computability, then proceeds to a detailed study of its most... see more

This course explores the nature of meaning and truth, and their bearing on the use of language in communication. No... see more