Graduate Courses

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

For current course schedule information and registration, visit SIS.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Gross, Steven
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Political Philosophy
AS.150.620 (01)

A high level review of key thinkers in contemporary political thought.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Instructor: Lebron, Christopher Joseph
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10

The Birth of German Idealism
AS.150.634 (01)

This course will mainly consist of close readings of the work F.H. Jacobi, J.G. Fichte, and F.W.J. Schelling. We will focus on the issues of freedom and systematicity in the transformation of Kant's critical philosophy through the influence of Spinoza.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Moyar, Dean
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15

Truthmakers
AS.150.645 (01)

An investigation into the metaphysics and semantics of truthmakers and their application in various areas of philosophy.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Bledin, Justin
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rynasiewicz, Robert
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Moyar, Dean
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Forster, Eckart
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (12)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lebron, Christopher Joseph
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (13)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Taylor, Elanor J.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (03)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Gross, Steven
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (09)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Williams, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (10)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bledin, Justin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (11)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bok, Hilary
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Williams, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (02)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Forster, Eckart
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

The Birth of German Idealism
AS.150.612 (01)

This course will mainly consist of close readings of the work F.H. Jacobi, J.G. Fichte, and F.W.J. Schelling. We will focus on the issues of freedom and systematicity in the transformation of Kant's critical philosophy through the influence of Spinoza.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Moyar, Dean
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bledin, Justin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (01)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (11)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (07)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bok, Hilary
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Seminar: Philosophy of Physics
AS.150.653 (01)

The Hole Argument. There’s a rather simple argument that if the structure of spacetime is not absolute, but is dynamically influenced by physical fields, then determinism is impossible, i.e., unless one thinks that isomorphic models of the theory represent the same physical situation. Various rationales have been given for such identification, some metaphysical, some mathematical, some referential, some operational. For example, among the metaphysical, some have appealed to essentialism, counterpart theory, or haecceity. Others see the hole argument as a specialization of the general permutation arguments given by Quine, Davidson, and Putnam respectively for the relativity of reference, the inscrutability of reference, and internal realism. Still others appeal either to the practices of applied mathematics or to dependent type theory. Yet others invoke the operational foundations (in terms of observables). Detailed knowledge of spacetime theories or physics is not presupposed. To be sure, some formal tools are needed (e.g., the notions of isomorphism and permutation) but these will be introduced on an as needed basis.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Rynasiewicz, Robert
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (04)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Moyar, Dean
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (08)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (05)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rynasiewicz, Robert
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (13)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Taylor, Elanor J.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Franz Kafka in Philosophical and Literary Perspective
AS.213.643 (01)

This course is devoted to close study of the writings of Franz Kafka from both philosophical and literary perspectives. Writings will include Kafka’s short prose works and novels along with philosophical and literary critical interpretations thereof. Readings may include commentaries by Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Albert Camus, Giles Deleuze, and Giorgio Agamben. Primary texts for students from the German section will be in original; any other students may read Kafka in translation.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15

Borges, Derrida, Heidegger and the Paradoxes of Perception
AS.215.640 (01)

In this seminar we will the examine the ways in which Jorge Luis Borges’s narratives intersect with lines of inquiry pursued by Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida around perception, knowledge, language, time, and space.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Instructor: Egginton, William
  • Room: Mergenthaler 431
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (12)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.811 (06)

Please see AS.150.810 for section numbers to use when registering.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lebron, Christopher Joseph
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

READINGS AND SKILLS IN CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY PART I
AS.150.822 (01)

This course provides skills training for a successful career in philosophy, through engagement with cutting-edge contemporary work across a wide-range of areas of philosophy. As a class, we will choose accessible articles of general interest recently published in top journals. Each student will be responsible for presenting one of these articles to the class and leading discussion, with guidance from the instructors. All students will be required to carefully and closely read each paper for each class, and come prepared to discuss it in depth. The aim of this part of the course is to learn how to read and analyze articles, present work, and engage in constructive philosophical discussion. After presenting the paper, each presenter will be required to write a short reply to it, in the style of the relevant journal. As a class, we will then engage in a mock review process, crafting anonymous referee reports, revising replies in the light of these, and discussing these as editors. The aim of this part of the course is to gain knowledge and skills relevant to writing philosophy and successful publication. The course is open to 1st and 2nd year students. It will meet every other week in both the fall and the spring semesters; each semester is worth 2 credits and students are required to enroll in both. Grading will be based predominantly on participation and effort. Upper-year graduate students may audit the course by permission of the instructors, conditional on their commitment to attend and engage as full members of the class; if student numbers are high, priority with respect to presentations will be given to 1st and 2nd year students.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 9:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Instructor: Phillips, Ian B, Pickard, Hanna
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.150.810 (03)Independent StudyGross, Steven 
AS.150.620 (01)Political PhilosophyT 1:30PM - 3:30PMLebron, Christopher JosephGilman 288
AS.150.634 (01)The Birth of German IdealismMoyar, DeanGilman 288
AS.150.645 (01)TruthmakersF 10:00AM - 12:00PMBledin, JustinGilman 288
AS.150.810 (05)Independent StudyRynasiewicz, Robert 
AS.150.810 (01)Independent StudyStaff 
AS.150.810 (04)Independent StudyMoyar, Dean 
AS.150.810 (02)Independent StudyForster, Eckart 
AS.150.810 (12)Independent StudyMelamed, Yitzhak Yohanan 
AS.150.810 (06)Independent StudyLebron, Christopher Joseph 
AS.150.810 (13)Independent StudyTaylor, Elanor J. 
AS.150.811 (03)Directed StudyGross, Steven 
AS.150.811 (09)Directed StudyWilliams, Michael 
AS.150.811 (10)Directed StudyBledin, Justin 
AS.150.810 (11)Independent StudyAchinstein, Peter 
AS.150.810 (07)Independent StudyBok, Hilary 
AS.150.810 (09)Independent StudyWilliams, Michael 
AS.150.811 (02)Directed StudyForster, Eckart 
AS.150.810 (08)Independent StudyBett, Richard 
AS.150.612 (01)The Birth of German IdealismT 11:00AM - 1:00PMMoyar, DeanGilman 288
AS.150.810 (10)Independent StudyBledin, Justin 
AS.150.811 (01)Directed StudyStaff 
AS.150.811 (11)Directed StudyAchinstein, Peter 
AS.150.811 (07)Directed StudyBok, Hilary 
AS.150.653 (01)Seminar: Philosophy of PhysicsTh 10:00AM - 12:00PMRynasiewicz, RobertGilman 288
AS.150.811 (04)Directed StudyMoyar, Dean 
AS.150.811 (08)Directed StudyBett, Richard 
AS.150.811 (05)Directed StudyRynasiewicz, Robert 
AS.150.811 (13)Directed StudyTaylor, Elanor J. 
AS.213.643 (01)Franz Kafka in Philosophical and Literary PerspectiveW 1:00PM - 3:00PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaGilman 479
AS.215.640 (01)Borges, Derrida, Heidegger and the Paradoxes of PerceptionW 12:00PM - 2:00PMEgginton, WilliamMergenthaler 431
AS.150.811 (12)Directed StudyMelamed, Yitzhak Yohanan 
AS.150.811 (06)Directed StudyLebron, Christopher Joseph 
AS.150.822 (01)READINGS AND SKILLS IN CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY PART IT 9:00AM - 11:00AMPhillips, Ian B, Pickard, HannaGilman 288