5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Corcoran Department of Philosophy
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Course Descriptions

PHIL 505, 506 - (3) (IR)
Seminar on a Philosophical Topic

PHIL 513 - (3) (O)
Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 518 - (3) (O)
Hegel to Derrida

PHIL 542 - (3) (E)
Symbolic Logic

Prerequisite: PHIL 242 or its equivalent

PHIL 543 - (3) (SI)
Advanced Logic

PHIL 546 - (3) (E)
Philosophy of Science

PHIL 547 - (3) (IR)
Philosophy of Mathematics

PHIL 548 - (3) (IR)
Philosophy of the Social Sciences

PHIL 701, 702 - (3) (Y)
Tutorial Instruction

PHIL 703, 704 - (3) (SI)
General Philosophical Topics

PHIL 705, 706 - (3) (Y)
Seminar on a Philosophical Topic

PHIL 711 - (3) (O)
Plato

PHIL 712 - (3) (E)
Aristotle

PHIL 715 - (3) (O)
Continental Rationalism

PHIL 716 - (3) (E)
British Empiricism

PHIL 725 - (3) (SI)
Logical Positivism

PHIL 731 - (3) (O)
Epistemology

PHIL 732 - (3) (E)
Topics in Epistemology

PHIL 743 - (3) (SI)
Inductive Logic

PHIL 744 - (3) (E)
Philosophical Logic

PHIL 750 - (3) (SI)
Topics in the Philosophy of Language

PHIL 751 - (3) (O)
Ethics

PHIL 752 - (3) (E)
Contemporary Ethics

PHIL 757 - (3) (E)
Political Philosophy

PHIL 758 - (3) (SI)
Marxism and Soviet Philosophy

PHIL 761 - (3) (SI)
Aesthetics

PHIL 763 - (3) (SI)
Legal Philosophy

PHIL 764 - (3) (SI)
Philosophy of History

PHIL 795 - (3) (S)
Supervised Research

PHIL 805, 806 - (3) (Y)
Seminar on a Philosophical Topic

PHIL 811 - (3) (E)
Topics in Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 813, 814 - (3) (O)
Medieval Philosophy: Augustine and Thomas Aquinas

PHIL 816 - (3) (SI)
Humeís Ethics

PHIL 817 - (3) (O)
Kant: The First Critique

PHIL 818 - (3) (SI)
Kantís Ethics

PHIL 819 - (3) (SI)
Nineteenth-Century German Philosophy

PHIL 823 - (3) (E)
Development of Analytical Philosophy

PHIL 827 - (3) (O)
The Philosophy of Wittgenstein

PHIL 829, 830 - (3) (SI)
Topics in Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL 831 - (3) (E)
Metaphysics

PHIL 832 - (3) (SI)
Contemporary Epistemology

PHIL 833, 834 - (3) (E)
Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 835 - (3) (O)
Seminar on Free Will

PHIL 841, 842 - (3) (SI)
Advanced Logic and Foundations of Mathematics

PHIL 846 - (3) (SI)
Philosophy of Science

PHIL 851 - (3) (SI)
Problems in Ethics and Metaethics

PHIL 857 - (3) (SI)
Problems in Political Philosophy

PHIL 858 - (3) (SI)
Theories of Justice

PHIL 863 - (3) (SI)
Legal and Philosophical Concepts

PHIL 864 - (3) (SI)
Law and Morality

PHIL 865 - (3) (SI)
Freedom and Responsibility

PHIL 895 - (3) (S)
Supervised Research

PHIL 897 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research

For masterís research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

PHIL 898 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research

For masterís thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.

PHIL 997 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research

For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

PHIL 999 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research

For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.


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