Summer Sessions | Courses | Philosophy

Course information is posted for 2021. Please check back at a later time for updated 2022 course offerings.

Philosophy

The Philosophy Department offers summer courses that confront the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, ethics and political philosophy, the philosophy of mind and language, and the history of philosophy.

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Summer 2021 Session Information

  • SESSION A courses are May 3–June 18, 2021
  • SESSION B courses are June 28–August 16, 2021
Courses
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INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
PHIL1001V001 3 points.
Survey of some of the central problems, key figures, and great works in both traditional and contemporary philosophy. Topics and texts will vary with instructor and semester.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PHIL1001V001 001/00214 Summer A Subterm We 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
Mo 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Matthew Heeney
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY
PHIL2655V001 3 points.

This course will survey a number of topics at the intersection of cognitive science and philosophy. Potential topics include free will, consciousness, embodied cognition, artificial intelligence, neural networks, and the language of thought.

 

 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PHIL2655V001 001/00045 Summer A Subterm Th 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Tu 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
We 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Mo 10:45 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
John Morrison
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
INTRO TO PHIL OF LANGUAGE
PHIL2685W001 3 points.
This course gives students an introduction to various topics in the Philosophy of Language.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PHIL2685W001 001/00044 Summer A Subterm Th 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
Tu 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Karen Lewis
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
EXISTENTIALISM
PHIL3350S001 3 points.

A survey of major themes of Existentialist philosophy in Europe from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century, this class will focus on Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre and their influences on philosophical conceptions of the human being and the form of its freedom, and the consequences of anxiety, nihilism, and despair in the face of death.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PHIL3350S001 001/10924 Summer B Subterm Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Taylor Carman
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
On-Line Only
INTRO TO SYMBOLIC LOGIC
PHIL3411S001 3 points.
Advanced introduction to classical sentential and predicate logic. No previous acquaintance with logic is required; nonetheless a willingness to master technicalities and to work at a certain level of abstraction is desirable.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PHIL3411S001 001/10926 Summer B Subterm We 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Mo 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Achille Varzi
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
PHIL3551S001 3 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PHIL3551S001 001/10927 Summer B Subterm Mo 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
We 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jenann Ismael
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
On-Line Only
ETHICS
PHIL3701S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: One philosophy course This course is mainly an introduction to three influential approaches to normative ethics: utilitarianism, deontological views, and virtue ethics. We also consider the ethics of care, and selected topics in meta-ethics.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PHIL3701S001 001/00215 Summer B Subterm Mo 06:15 PM–09:25 PM
We 06:15 PM–09:25 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Christina Van Dyke
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)