Courses

AS.150.632 - Formal Logic

"An introduction to symbolic logic and probability. In the first two parts of the course we study formal ways of determining whether a conclusion of an argument follows from its premises. Included are truth-functional logic and predicate logic. In the third part we study the basic rules of probability, and learn how to make probability calculations and decisions in life." Co-listed with AS.150.118 (for undergraduate students) (01-F 11:00-11:50am).

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 - Staff Sec. 02 - Forster Sec. 03 - Gross Sec. 04 - Moyar Sec. 05 - Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 - Lebron Sec. 07 - Bok Sec. 08 - Bett Sec. 09 - Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 - Bledin Sec. 11 - Achinstein Sec. 12 - Melamed Sec. 13 - Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Forster, Eckart
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.668 - Graduate Seminar on Essence

An exploration of historical and contemporary work on the metaphysics of essence, and related questions about modality, explanation, identity and the Principle of Sufficient Reason. Readings will include work from Aristotle, Spinoza, Kripke and Fine. This course is open to upper level undergraduate students with the permission of the instructor.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan, Taylor, Elanor J.
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: M 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 - Staff Sec. 02 - Forster Sec. 03 - Gross Sec. 04 - Moyar Sec. 05 - Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 - Lebron Sec. 07 - Bok Sec. 08 - Bett Sec. 09 - Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 - Bledin Sec. 11 - Achinstein Sec. 12 - Melamed Sec. 13 - Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor:
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 - Staff Sec. 02 - Forster Sec. 03 - Gross Sec. 04 - Moyar Sec. 05 - Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 - Lebron Sec. 07 - Bok Sec. 08 - Bett Sec. 09 - Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 - Bledin Sec. 11 - Achinstein Sec. 12 - Melamed Sec. 13 - Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 - Staff Sec. 02 - Forster Sec. 03 - Gross Sec. 04 - Moyar Sec. 05 - Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 - Lebron Sec. 07 - Bok Sec. 08 - Bett Sec. 09 - Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 - Bledin Sec. 11 - Achinstein Sec. 12 - Melamed Sec. 13 - Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.619 - Topics in Hegel's Philosophy: The Logic of the Concept

This course involves a close reading of Hegel's Logic of the Concept from his Science of Logic. Topics include Hegel's theories of judgment and inference, his accounts of mechanism and teleology, and his ideas of life and cognition.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Forster, Eckart, Moyar, Dean
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 - Staff Sec. 02 - Forster Sec. 03 - Gross Sec. 04 - Moyar Sec. 05 - Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 - Lebron Sec. 07 - Bok Sec. 08 - Bett Sec. 09 - Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 - Bledin Sec. 11 - Achinstein Sec. 12 - Melamed Sec. 13 - Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Taylor, Elanor J.
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.812 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.812 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor:
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.812 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Forster, Eckart
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.812 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.812 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Taylor, Elanor J.
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.211.777 - The Critical Unconscious

Criticism in the 21st century has tended to relegate psychoanalysis to a dustbin of fads that proliferated at the end of the prior century but that today are of interest only to balkanized cliques of devotees. Bucking this trend, this seminar will examine the intellectual history and abiding influence of psychoanalysis’s key critical concept: the unconscious. Basing our discussions on in-depth readings from key thinkers in the analytic tradition such as Freud, Lacan, and Klein, as well as the post-analytic philosophical tradition, including Zizek, Butler, Laclau and Mouffe, Deleuze and Guattari, and Jameson, we will work to distill an understanding of the unconscious as essential to the practice of criticism tout court, and as inhering even in those discourses that have sought most stridently to distance themselves from it. Seminar discussions will take place in English; readings will be available in the original as well as in translation.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Egginton, William
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Comparative Thought and LiteratureAS EnglishAS German & Romance Languages & LiteraturesAS Philosophy

AS.150.821 - Research Seminar in Language and Mind

A workshop for current departmental research in language and mind. Permission of instructor required.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Gross, Steven
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: F 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.678 - Social Construction

An exploration of the metaphysics of social construction, examining different theories of social construction and related questions about social ontology, scientific realism and the boundaries of metaphysics.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Taylor, Elanor J.
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings: M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Staff Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Williams (Meredith) Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Staff Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Williams (Meredith) Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Staff Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Williams (Meredith) Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Forster, Eckart
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Staff Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Williams (Meredith) Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.811 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Forster, Eckart
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.811 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Staff Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Williams (Meredith) Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams (Michael) Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Taylor, Elanor J.
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.676 - Graduate Seminar: Current Topics in Philosophy

Rather than having a set topic, the point of this seminar is to stay up-to-date with the current philosophy literature by working through 1-2 recently published papers each week. The papers covered will depend on the research interests of the seminar participants (and my own).

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Bledin, Justin
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings: F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.811 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.677 - Moral Imagination

This course explores the relationship between moral principles and how we use imagination to put or fail to put principles to work. We will read widely and eclectically in exploring this relationship.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lebron, Christopher Joseph
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings: T 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.213.687 - Imagination in Philosophy and Literary Theory

Imagination in Philosophy and Literary Theory is devoted to studying theories of imagination in the history of philosophy and literary theory, from the ancient Greeks to the present day. We will study philosophical conceptions of the role of imagination in memory, cognition, perception, and creativity, and assess traditional philosophical oppositions between imagination and reason, the imaginary and the real. Readings may include selections from Aristotle, Kant, Coleridge, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Dufrenne, Stevens, Iser, Ricoeur, Ryle, Wittgenstein, and Nussbaum.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings: T 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS EnglishAS German & Romance Languages & LiteraturesAS Philosophy

AS.150.811 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.211.640 - The Literature of Existence

This seminar will explore some key expressions of what could loosely be called existentialist writing from the early twentieth century to the present day, to the end of coming to terms with an emerging “new politics of existence.” While there will be some emphasis on Spanish language materials, including writings by José Ortega Y Gasset, Miguel de Unamuno, María Zambrano, and Jorge Luis Borges, we will also be reading important works by Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Martin Hägglund.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Egginton, William
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Comparative Thought and LiteratureAS German & Romance Languages & LiteraturesAS Philosophy

AS.150.811 - Directed Study

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Taylor, Elanor J.
Term: Fall 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy