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.

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (06)

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

Philosophy of Psychology
AS.150.688 (01)

An examination of recent philosophical and empirical work on perception and consciousness.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Gross, Steven, Phillips, Ian B
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15

Formal Logic
AS.150.632 (01)

"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
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/3

Seminar in Philosphy in Physics
AS.150.653 (01)

This should not be confused with the quantum revolution in physics roughly a century ago. The recent book, The Quantum Revolution in Philosophy, by Richard Healey urges that a proper understanding of quantum theory should usher in a just as significant revolution in philosophy itself. According to Healey, the current morass in quantum foundations derives from a misunderstanding of how the theory works—it does not represent some weird reality. Building on the inferentialist account of content due to Sellars, Brandom and Price, he argues instead that one needs to understand how the theory is used, and that doing this not only dispels the usual conundrums, but has radical implications for deeply held views in philosophy of science, analytic metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophy more generally.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 12:45PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Rynasiewicz, Robert, Williams, Michael
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pickard, Hanna
  • 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: 4/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (03)

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

Kant's Opus Postumum
AS.150.633 (01)

This research seminar examines the reasons that led Kant to revise his transcendental philosophy late in life. Special attention to problems in the Metaphysics of Nature and the Metaphysics of Morals. Students should be familiar with Kant’s theoretical and practical philosophy.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Forster, Eckart
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/10

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (04)

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

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (05)

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

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 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (10)

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

Independent Study
AS.150.810 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Williams, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

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 (12)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

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.150.812 (02)

Please see AS.150.810 for section number 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 (14)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Phillips, Ian B
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (07)

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

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

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (13)

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

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

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (01)

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

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

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (09)

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

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

What is a Person? Humans, Corporations, Robots, Trees.
AS.300.618 (01)

Knowing who or what counts as a person seems straightforward, until we consider the many kinds of creatures, objects, and artificial beings that have been granted—or demanded or denied—that status. This course investigates recent debates about being a person in literature and law. Questions examined will include: Should trees have standing? Can corporations have religious beliefs? Could a robot sign a contract? Although our explorations will be focused on these questions, the genre of materials examined will be wide-ranging (including legal essays, philosophy, contemporary novels, and film). Texts will include novels by William Gibson and Lydia Millet, essays by John Dewey and Daniel Dennett, and films such as Ex Machinaand Her.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Siraganian, Lisa Michele
  • Room: Gilman 208
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (12)

Please see AS.150.810 for section number 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.150.812 (10)

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

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

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (14)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Phillips, Ian B
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (11)

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

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

Research Seminar in Language and Mind
AS.150.821 (01)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Gross, Steven
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (08)

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

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

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (05)

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

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

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (04)

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

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

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (06)

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

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

Directed Study
AS.150.812 (03)

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

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.150.810 (06)Independent StudyLebron, Christopher Joseph 
AS.150.688 (01)Philosophy of PsychologyT 2:00PM - 4:00PMGross, Steven, Phillips, Ian BGilman 288
AS.150.632 (01)Formal LogicMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMAchinstein, PeterGilman 50
AS.150.653 (01)Seminar in Philosphy in PhysicsTh 12:45PM - 2:45PMRynasiewicz, Robert, Williams, MichaelGilman 288
AS.150.810 (01)Independent StudyPickard, Hanna 
AS.150.810 (02)Independent StudyForster, Eckart 
AS.150.810 (03)Independent StudyGross, Steven 
AS.150.633 (01)Kant's Opus PostumumM 2:00PM - 4:00PMForster, EckartGilman 288
AS.150.810 (04)Independent StudyMoyar, Dean 
AS.150.810 (05)Independent StudyRynasiewicz, Robert 
AS.150.810 (07)Independent StudyBok, Hilary 
AS.150.810 (08)Independent StudyBett, Richard 
AS.150.810 (10)Independent StudyBledin, Justin 
AS.150.810 (09)Independent StudyWilliams, Michael 
AS.150.810 (11)Independent StudyAchinstein, Peter 
AS.150.810 (12)Independent StudyMelamed, Yitzhak Yohanan 
AS.150.810 (13)Independent StudyTaylor, Elanor J. 
AS.150.812 (02)Directed StudyForster, Eckart 
AS.150.810 (14)Independent StudyPhillips, Ian B 
AS.150.812 (07)Directed StudyBok, Hilary 
AS.150.812 (13)Directed StudyTaylor, Elanor J. 
AS.150.812 (01)Directed StudyPickard, Hanna 
AS.150.812 (09)Directed StudyWilliams, Michael 
AS.300.618 (01)What is a Person? Humans, Corporations, Robots, Trees.T 1:30PM - 4:00PMSiraganian, Lisa MicheleGilman 208
AS.150.812 (12)Directed StudyMelamed, Yitzhak Yohanan 
AS.150.812 (10)Directed StudyBledin, Justin 
AS.150.812 (14)Directed StudyPhillips, Ian B 
AS.150.812 (11)Directed StudyAchinstein, Peter 
AS.150.821 (01)Research Seminar in Language and MindTh 1:00PM - 3:00PMGross, Steven 
AS.150.812 (08)Directed StudyBett, Richard 
AS.150.812 (05)Directed StudyRynasiewicz, Robert 
AS.150.812 (04)Directed StudyMoyar, Dean 
AS.150.812 (06)Directed StudyLebron, Christopher Joseph 
AS.150.812 (03)Directed StudyGross, Steven