Upcoming Courses

The following courses are tentative and subject to change.

Winter 2023

Number Title Instructor
UNDERGRADUATE
1 Introduction to Philosophy Associate
3 Critical Thinking Barrett
4 Introduction to Ethics Associate
7 Biomedical Ethics Associate
20B History of Philosophy: Medieval Zylstra
100D Philosophy of Mind Zimmerman
100E Metaphysics Korman
143 Philosophy of Law Jarrett
150E Advanced Topics in Metaphysics Mokriski
161 Spinoza Zylstra
MIXED UNDERGRAD/GRAD
121/221G Political Philosophy Greene
128/228G Feminist Philosophy Mason
131/231G Advanced Applied Ethics Hanser
133/233G Historical Political Thought Greene
150D/250D Advanced Philosophy of Mind Falvey
175A/275A American Philosophy1 Zimmerman
184/284G Intermediate Modern Logic
Robertson Ishii
GRADUATE
296A Seminar in Ethics2 Mason
296E Seminar in Metaphysics3 Korman
297A Seminar in History of Philosophy Tsouna
1 175A/275A: This course in American Philosophy begins with an examination of John Locke’s creationist theory of natural rights, which posits entitlements to life, liberty and property, and an assessment of the role Locke’s ideas played in the American Revolution, the construction of its founding documents, and the struggle to abolish slavery and racial segregation.  We then turn to the growing popularity of Darwin’s theory of natural selection in the subsequent century and its consequences for the idea of God-given rights referenced in the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution.
2 296A: This seminar will focus on the nature of false consciousness and ideology.
3 296E: A seminar on the metaphysics of material objects.
 

Spring 2023

Number Title Instructor
UNDERGRADUATE
1 Introduction to Philosophy Associate
3 Critical Thinking Associate
4 Introduction to Ethics Zimmerman
20C History of Philosophy: Early Modern Associate
100A Ethics Hanser
100B Theory of Knowledge Falvey
139 Meta-Ethics Mokriski
183 Beginning Modern Logic Associate
188 Theory of Value Jarrett
MIXED UNDERGRAD/GRAD
116/216G Meaning & Reference
Robertson Ishii
150A/250A Advanced Ethical Theory Elizondo
164/264G Berkeley Holden
166A/266A Kant Elizondo
167/267G Hobbes Holden
175B/275B American Philosophy1 Zimmerman
185/285G Advanced Modern Logic Barrett
GRADUATE
296D Seminar in Philosophy of Mind Falvey
298B Seminar in Legal Philosophy Greene
299C Seminar in Philosophy of Science2 Barrett
1 175B/175B: This course in American Philosophy begins with an examination of Darwin’s theory of natural selection and its consequences for the idea of God-given rights referenced in the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution. We then examine responses to the clash between these ideas formulated by the pragmatists: Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey, who saw pragmatism as a response to both German Idealism and Social Darwinism.
2 299C: A seminar on structure and equivalence in physics.