Moral psychology, ethics.
Philosophy of biology, philosophy of mind, artificial life. On leave spring 2006.
Philosophy of mind, epistemology.
Metaphysics, philosophy of language, epistemology.
Metaphysics, philosophy of language, logic, philosophy of logic. On leave 2005-06.
Kant, German idealism, Nietzsche.
Marvin Levich, Emeritus
Philosophy of history, aesthetics, empiricism.
William D. Peck, Emeritus
Continental European philosophy (Kant to the present).
Ancient Greek philosophy. On leave fall 2005.
While these questions are examined in most of our courses, not all courses examine them in the same way or presuppose the same degree of sophistication. The number of a course is a good guide to its intended level. 200-level courses are intended for sophomores, 300-level courses for juniors, and 400-level courses for seniors. A qualified student, however, may gain admission to a course of any level by consent of the instructor.
Courses of interest to students of philosophy are also taught in the political science and mathematics departments in classical political philosophy, modern political philosophy, Hegel and Marx, judgment, and mathematical logic.
Some students study philosophy together with another subject, such as religion, mathematics, literature, political science, or biology. Students who wish to include philosophy in an interdisciplinary major are required to take Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, and four other philosophy courses (besides the senior thesis), to be chosen in consultation with their philosophy adviser.
Requirements for the Major
1. Introduction to Philosophy (200).
2. Logic (201).
3. Two courses in the history of philosophy (301, 302, 303, 304, 308, 401, 402, 415), at least one of which is Ancient or Modern Philosophy (301 or 302).
4. Two courses that cover topics in metaphysics and/or epistemology (310, 311, 316–318, 411, 412).
5. One course in ethics (312, 413).
6. One additional course in philosophy.
7. At least one course other than thesis must be at the 400 level.
8. Thesis (470).