University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Philosophy

PHIL 010 - Introduction to Philosophy

Courses introducing philosophical argument and analysis in a variety of ways. Content, readings and assignments vary by section. Not repeatable for credit. Credit not awarded for more than one Philosophy course numbered below 100, except that credit will be given for PHIL 013 in addition to one other course numbered below 100.

PHIL 013 - QR: Introduction to Logic

Study of the basic principles of deductive inference.

PHIL 101 - History of Ancient Philosophy

Study of the works of the Pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, and their successors. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course.

PHIL 111 - Philosophy of Mind

Inquiry into such topics as consciousness, the relation between the mental (beliefs, sensations, etc.) and the physical (chemicals, neurons, etc.) and how minds represent things. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or Instructor permission.

PHIL 121 - D2: Chinese Philosophy I

Study of the Classical Schools of Chinese thought, including Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, and Legalism. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy, Religion, or Asian Studies.

PHIL 142 - Philosophy of Law I

Analysis of the nature of law, the relation between law and morality, legal obligation, and the judicial decision. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course or POLS 041. Cross-listed with: POLS 143.

PHIL 197 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PHIL 205 - Seminar:Maj Phil Author/School

Study of major philosophical texts by a single author or school of thought. May be repeated for credit when different authors are studied. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course at 100-level.

PHIL 219 - Epistemology:Advanced Topics

In-depth study of select topics concerning theories of knowledge and related concepts such as belief, truth, rationality, evidence, perception, and memory. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course at the 100-level.

PHIL 240 - Contemporary Ethical Theory

In-depth study of metaethics, emphasizing recent work. Topics include moral objectivity, moral language, moral epistemology, and the relationship between morality and reasons. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course at the 100-level.

PHIL 295 - Advanced Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

PHIL 297 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: an appropriate 200-level course in Philosophy.