Courses

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: Forster, Eckart
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.150.810 - 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.150.668 - 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.150.812 - 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.150.632 - 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:
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.150.812 - 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: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS 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.150.812 - 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.150.604 - Graduate Seminar in the Philosophy of Science: The Big Issues

Readings from Duhem, Carnap, Hempel, Popper, Quine, Kuhn, Feyerabend, van Fraassen, and others who, in the 20th and 21st centuries, got us where we are in the field today. And Quine added: philosophy of science is philosophy enough. Is it?

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Theunissen Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Lebron Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed Sec. 13 Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.607 - Graduate Seminar: Knowledge and Perception

How does perception reveal the world, if it does? Why have philosophical reflections on perception often led to skepticism? For background, we will start with readings from Ayer and Austin (on the sense-datum theory), and Sellars (on the Myth of the Given). We will then spend time on contemporary "disjunctive" accounts of perceptual consciousness, with readings from McDowell, Travis and (possibly) others.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Williams, Michael
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: F 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Theunissen Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Lebron Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed Sec. 13 Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Taylor, Elanor J.
Term: Fall 2018
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: Theunissen, L Nandi
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Theunissen Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Lebron Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed Sec. 13 Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Theunissen, L Nandi
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Theunissen Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Lebron Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed Sec. 13 Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Forster, Eckart
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.653 - Seminar in Philosphy in Physics

Philosophical Problems of Cosmology. Topics include: the nature of spacetime; physical infinity; the arrow of time; laws of nature and initial conditions; limits to explanation; applicability of quantum mechanics to the universe as a whole; inflation; selection effects and the anthropic principle, multiverses, objective probability.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Rynasiewicz, Robert
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.609 - Fichte, Schelling and Spinoza

Spinoza constituted a major philosophical interlocutor for both Fichte and Schelling. In this class will study the critical reception of Spinoza by the two philosophers. Among the topics we intend to discuss are: freedom, God, the concept of substance, the nature of thought, and reason. Recommended Course Background: Previous acquaintance with Spinoza's ethics.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Forster, Eckart, Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.821 - Research Seminar in Language and Mind

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Gross, Steven
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 2:45PM - 4:45PM
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy

AS.150.810 - Independent Study

Sec. 01 Theunissen Sec. 02 Förster Sec. 03 Gross Sec. 04 Moyar Sec. 05 Rynasiewicz Sec. 06 Lebron Sec. 07 Bok Sec. 08 Bett Sec. 09 Williams Sec. 10 Bledin Sec. 11 Achinstein Sec. 12 Melamed Sec. 13 Taylor

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Achinstein, Peter
Term: Fall 2018
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: Taylor, Elanor J.
Term: Fall 2018
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: Achinstein, Peter
Term: Fall 2018
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: Melamed, Yitzhak Yohanan
Term: Fall 2018
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 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Philosophy