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Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate Program

Graduate Courses

In addition to the graduate courses listed below, there are numerous undergraduate courses open to graduate students by special arrangement.  Graduate students enrolled in such courses will be expected to achieve an appropriately higher level of performance than undergraduates.  The 500-level courses are lecture courses intended primarily for graduate students, and 700-level courses are graduate seminars.

A sample of recent courses:

Here is a list of graduate courses being taught during the current academic year, as well as courses from the previous few years.

History of Philosophy

  • P511 Plato
    • "Plato's Later Dialogues" (Spring 2001, Spring 2004)
  • P512 Aristotle
    • "Aristotle's Metaphysics" (Spring 2002, Spring 2006)
  • P515 Medieval Philosophy
    • "Medieval Epistemology" (Fall 2001)
    • "Late Medieval Logic and Semantic Theory: Insolubilia" (Fall 2002)
    • "History of the Problem of Universalsin the Middle Ages" (Fall 2004, Fall 2006 )
    • "Anselm of Canterbury" (Spring 2006)
  • P522 Topics in the History of Modern Philosophy
    • "Leibniz and Kant" (Fall 2000)
    • "Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz" (Spring 2003)
    • "The Seventeenth Century" (Spring 2005)
  • P530 20th Century Analytic Philosophy I (Fall 2001)
  • P532 20th Century Analytic Philosophy III
    • "Wittgenstein and Skepticism" (Spring 2001)
    • "Sellars, Quine, and Davidson" (Spring 2004)
  • P535 Phenomenology and Existentialism
    • "Nietzsche" (Spring 2002)
    • "Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics as First Philosophy" (Spring 2003, Sping 2005)
    • "Kierkegaard" (Spring 2004)
  • P710 Seminar: Topics in History of Philosophy
    • "Hume" (Fall 2000)
    • "Frege" (Spring 2004, Fall 2005)
    • "The Jewish Philosophy of Emil Fackenheim" (Spring 2006)
    • "Islamic Metaphysics" (Spring 2006)

Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • P520 Philosophy of Language (Fall 2003)
    • "Vagueness and Truth" (Fall 2004)
  • P560 Metaphysics
    • "Free Will" (Fall 2002)
    • "Social Metaphysics" (Spring 2004)
    • "Agency and Autonomy" (Fall 2004)
    • "Metaphysics of Modality" (Spring 2006)
  • P561 Philosophy of Mind (Fall 2000, Spring 2003)
    • "Philosophy of Psychology" (Fall 2003)
  • P562 Theory of Knowledge (Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004)
  • P570 Philosophical Psychology (Fall 2001, Fall 2005)
    • Innateness in Psychology" (Fall 2002)
  • P730 Contemporary Philosophy
    • "Philosophy of Religion" (Fall 2003)
    • "Practical and Epistemic Normativity" (Fall 2005)
  • P760 Seminar: Metaphysics and Epistemology
    • "Philosophy of Information" (Fall 2000)
    • "Mind and Its Place in Nature" (Fall 2001)

Value Theory

  • P540 Contemporary Ethical Theories (Fall 2000, Fall 2001, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2006)
  • P541 Topics in the History of Ethics (Fall 2002, Spring 2006)
    • "Ethics in the Nineteenth Century" (Spring 2001)
  • P543 Social and Political Philosophy
    • Rawls and Liberalism (Spring 2003)
  • P544 Selected Topics in History of Social and Political Philosophy
    • "German Romanticism" (Fall 2000)
  • P545 Legal Philosophy (Spring 2005)
  • P546 Philosophy of Art (Fall 2005)
    • "Philosophy and Gender" (Fall 2003)

Logic

  • P350  Logic of Sets (Fall 2002)
  • P505 Logical Theory I (Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Fall 2004, Fall 2005)
  • P506 Logical Theory II (Spring 2002, Spring 2004)
  • P550 Modal Logic (Spring 2003, Fall 2004)
  • P551 Philosophy and Foundations of Mathematics (Fall 2002, Spring 2005)
  • P590 Interdisciplinary Logic Seminar (Fall 2000, Spring 2001)
  • P751 Seminar: Logic
    • "Algebraic Methods in Philosophical Logic" (Spring 2002)