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Philosophy

134.101 Knowledge and Reality 15 credits
An introduction to questions about existence, perception and the mind.
134.102 Great Western Philosophy 15 credits
This course examines the ideas of some of the 'greats' in Western philosophy, including Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Mill and many others.
134.104 Practical Ethics 15 credits
An examination of ethical issues that arise in everyday life.
134.105 Philosophy of Religion: God, Freedom and Evil 15 credits
Selected topics from western philosophy of religion, such as the existence of God, the problem of evil, miracles, life after death, mystical experience, and the conflict between human freedom and divine foreknowledge.
134.106 Justice and Equality 15 credits
An introduction to central issues in political and social philosophy with a focus on theories of justice and equality.
134.201 Philosophy of Mind 15 credits
An investigation of many philosophical questions concerning minds, consciousness and language.
134.203 Ethics 15 credits
This course examines the theories that underpin our ethical thinking, developing an understanding of the nature of ethical thinking in general, and the advantages and disadvantages of major ethical theories.
134.204 Aesthetics 15 credits
An examination of topics in metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and ethics which arise in aesthetics and the philosophy of art.
134.205 Logic 15 credits
An introduction to modern formal logic using propositional logic and first-order predicate logic. Formal logic provides an important link between the humanities and maths and sciences, particularly computer and information sciences.
134.207 International Justice 15 credits
A study of themes from international political and social philosophy with a focus on the moral status of state boundaries and the moral status of war.
134.208 Philosophy of Science 15 credits
An investigation of fact and theory, explanation and discovery, and of modern attempts to improve on naïve empiricist accounts of science.
134.215 Asian Philosophies 15 credits
An introduction to the major themes in Indian and Chinese philosophy.
134.216 Modern Philosophy 15 credits
This course will investigate metaphysical and epistemological views of the 17th - 18th centuries, focussing on Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley and Hume. It will pay particular attention to early modern notions of causation.
134.218 Environmental Philosophy 15 credits
This course uses philosophy to explore environmental issues, such as whether our concern for environmental well-being can be adequately grounded in a concern for human well-being, and whether we have any obligations to preserve the 'wilderness'.
134.220 Business and Professional Ethics 15 credits
An examination of the practice of ethical reasoning with special concern for issues that arise in business and professions.
134.221 East Asian Philosophy 15 credits
A detailed investigation and analysis of the major philosophical systems which have developed within East Asia since the first millennium Before Common Era.
134.302 Metaphysics 15 credits
Topics in metaphysics selected from the following: personal identity, freedom and determinism, action and purpose, the problem of universals and particulars, causality, events and states of affairs.
134.303 Ethics 15 credits
This course examines the theories that underpin our ethical thinking, developing an understanding of the nature of ethical thinking in general, and the advantages and disadvantages of major ethical theories.
134.305 Meta-ethics 15 credits
This course will study theories that attempt to answer the most fundamental question in ethics: what is morality? The course will investigate issues to do with moral psychology, practical reason, moral language, and moral ontology.
134.308 Philosophy of Science 15 credits
An investigation of fact and theory, explanation and discovery, and of modern attempts to improve on naïve empiricist accounts of science.
134.309 Ancient Philosophy 15 credits
An examination of ancient philosophies, particularly those of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
134.310 Philosophy of Literature 15 credits
An examination of topics in metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and ethics that arise in the philosophy of literature.
134.312 Epistemology: Seeing and Knowing 15 credits
An examination of whether and how minds can come to have knowledge about the world.
134.317 Recent and Contemporary Philosophy 15 credits
A consideration of some of the most influential philosophers from Kant to the present.
134.321 Indian Philosophy 15 credits
A detailed investigation and analysis of the major philosophical systems (both Hindu and non-Hindu), which have developed within the Indian subcontinent since the second millennium Before Common Era.
134.703 Ethics of War and Peace 30 credits
Topics to be discussed include: the nature of moral reasoning, the ethics of killing in self-defence, just war theory, the ethics of nuclear deterrence, holy wars, war crimes and collective responsibility, non-violent resistance, and the ethics of pacifism.
134.710 Philosophical Research 30 credits
A study of key issues in the practice of philosophical research and development of a philosophical research project.
134.740 Advanced Study of Philosophical Topics 30 credits
An in-depth study of selected philosophical topics at an advanced level from epistemology, metaphysics, theories of mind, or value theory.
134.750 Advanced Study of Philosophical Texts 30 credits
A detailed examination of selected philosophical texts at an advanced level.
134.760 Advanced Philosophical Inquiry 30 credits
This course will provide an opportunity for graduate students to engage in an advanced course of study in an area of current philosophical research.
134.798 Research Report (30) 30 credits
134.799 Research Report (60) 60 credits
134.800 MPhil Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
134.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
134.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
134.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
134.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
134.873 Research Report Philosophy (60) 60 credits
134.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
134.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
134.883 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
134.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
134.900 PhD Philosophy 120 credits

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