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.