University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

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 096 - Special Topics

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PHIL 102 - History of Modern Philosophy

Study of works of the major philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, and others. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course.

PHIL 112 - Philosophy of Science

Introduction to major philosophical problems raised by science. Typical topics: the nature of scientific inference, the structure of theories, causation, explanation, and scientific change. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or two courses in any natural science.

PHIL 118 - Metaphysics

A study of such topics as vagueness, the nature of time, persistence of objects and people through change and whether numbers or properties exist. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course.

PHIL 196 - Intermediate Special Topics

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PHIL 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects 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 221 - D2: Topics in Chinese Phil

Detailed examination of a classical Chinese philosophical text or school. Prerequisite: PHIL 121.

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 298 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: an appropriate 200-level course in Philosophy.