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.

Poetry and Philosophy
AS.213.623 (01)

This course will trace the tensions, antagonisms, and collaborations between poetry and philosophy as distinctive but fundamental expressions of human thought and experience. We will engage poetry as a form of artistic expression that compliments, completes, or challenges other forms of knowledge, and consider the range of philosophy's responses to poetry and poetics. Readings will include works by philosophical poets and poetic philosophers including Hölderlin, Schlegel, Rilke, Bachmann, Celan, Stevens, Heidegger, Gadamer, Adorno, Benjamin, Merleau-Ponty, Valéry, Wittgenstein, and Agamben.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Gilman 443  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bok, Hilary
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Graduate Seminar: Topics in the Philosophy of Mind - Perception
AS.150.613 (01)

Recent work on the philosophy of perception, including Tyler Burge's new book Perception: First Form of Mind

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Instructor: Gross, Steven
  • Room: Gilman 288  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar on Skepticism - Ancient & Modern
AS.150.606 (01)

Course will focus on ancient skepticism as a way of life, and on the role of epistemological argument in skepticism so conceived. The seminar will end with a brief look at early modern reactions to ancient skepticism.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard, Williams, Michael
  • Room: Gilman 288  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Topics in Practical Philosophy
AS.150.669 (01)

An investigation into central topics in practical philosophy.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Velleman, David David
  • Room: Gilman 288  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pickard, Hanna
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Gross, Steven
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Moyar, Dean
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rynasiewicz, Robert
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lebron, Christopher Joseph
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Williams, Michael
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bledin, Justin
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (11)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (12)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (13)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Taylor, Elanor J.
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Pickard, Hanna
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Seminar
AS.150.824 (01)

For 3rd and 4th year Philosophy graduate students working on their Qualifying Papers and Dissertation Proposals. Meets every other week.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times: T 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Gross, Steven
  • Room: Gilman 288  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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 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. As a class, we will then engage in a mock review process, crafting anonymous referee reports, revising replies in the light of these, and writing letters to the editor explaining the revisions. 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 Philosophy PhD students only. 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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Phillips, Ian B, Pickard, Hanna
  • Room: Gilman 288  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Husserl’s Ideas: An Introduction to Phenomenology
AS.213.626 (01)

The first volume of Husserl’s Ideas I (1913) provides an overarching picture of the phenomenological method that came to define much twentieth-century German and French thought. This course will consider the foundational concepts introduced in this volume (eidetic analysis, intentionality, bracketing, correlationism, time consciousness, the natural attitude and the phenomenological reduction) as well as responses to them by Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Heidegger and others. We will also consider Husserl’s later efforts to incorporate history, other minds, and even that which is other-than-mind into his idealist system.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room: Gilman 443  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Modern Philosophy
AS.150.813 (01)

German-style colloquium for graduate students working in the history of modern philosophy. We will read newly-published work, invite speakers, and have presentations by advanced graduate students. First- and second-year students may register for a grade. Advanced graduate students in history of modern should audit/present

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.213.623 (01)Poetry and PhilosophyW 1:00PM - 3:00PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaGilman 443
AS.150.810 (07)Independent StudyBok, Hilary 
AS.150.613 (01)Graduate Seminar: Topics in the Philosophy of Mind - PerceptionTh 1:30PM - 3:30PMGross, StevenGilman 288
AS.150.606 (01)Seminar on Skepticism - Ancient & ModernM 4:00PM - 6:00PMBett, Richard, Williams, MichaelGilman 288
AS.150.669 (01)Topics in Practical PhilosophyW 2:00PM - 4:00PMVelleman, David DavidGilman 288
AS.150.810 (01)Independent StudyStaff 
AS.150.810 (02)Independent StudyPickard, Hanna 
AS.150.810 (03)Independent StudyGross, Steven 
AS.150.810 (04)Independent StudyMoyar, Dean 
AS.150.810 (05)Independent StudyRynasiewicz, Robert 
AS.150.810 (06)Independent StudyLebron, Christopher Joseph 
AS.150.810 (08)Independent StudyBett, Richard 
AS.150.810 (09)Independent StudyWilliams, Michael 
AS.150.810 (10)Independent StudyBledin, Justin 
AS.150.810 (11)Independent StudyAchinstein, Peter 
AS.150.810 (12)Independent StudyMelamed, Yitzhak Yohanan 
AS.150.811 (01)Directed StudyStaff 
AS.150.810 (13)Independent StudyTaylor, Elanor J. 
AS.150.811 (05)Directed StudyRynasiewicz, Robert 
AS.150.811 (02)Directed StudyPickard, Hanna 
AS.150.811 (08)Directed StudyBett, Richard 
AS.150.811 (04)Directed StudyMoyar, Dean 
AS.150.811 (03)Directed StudyGross, Steven 
AS.150.811 (06)Directed StudyLebron, Christopher Joseph 
AS.150.811 (09)Directed StudyWilliams, Michael 
AS.150.811 (10)Directed StudyBledin, Justin 
AS.150.811 (13)Directed StudyTaylor, Elanor J. 
AS.150.811 (12)Directed StudyMelamed, Yitzhak Yohanan 
AS.150.824 (01)Research SeminarT 4:00PM - 6:00PMGross, StevenGilman 288
AS.150.811 (07)Directed StudyBok, Hilary 
AS.150.822 (01)READINGS AND SKILLS IN CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY PART IT 4:00PM - 6:00PMPhillips, Ian B, Pickard, HannaGilman 288
AS.213.626 (01)Husserl’s Ideas: An Introduction to PhenomenologyTh 1:30PM - 3:30PMTobias, RochelleGilman 443
AS.150.811 (11)Directed StudyAchinstein, Peter 
AS.150.813 (01)Seminar in Modern PhilosophyF 12:00PM - 2:00PMMelamed, Yitzhak Yohanan