Courses

Making Sense of the Senses – A first-year seminar on fundamental questions about sensory capacities. Readings are drawn from recent scientific and philosophical literature.

Problems of Philosophy – A survey course intended to introduce students to the methods and problems of philosophy. Topics include ethical theory, free will, and the mind-body problem.

Ancient Philosophy – An overview of ethical theories from Socrates to the Stoics. Special emphasis on Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

Modern Philosophy – An introduction to 17th and 18th century European philosophy. The focus is on metaphysics and epistemology.  We read Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

Philosophy of Mind – Survey of foundational issues in cognitive science.

Philosophy of Perception – Survey of some central topics in philosophy of perception.

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