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UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

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 course in Philosophy.

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.

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 145 - Killing Things

It is sometimes morally permissible to kill things: you can kill a mosquito biting you, for example. What else is permissible to kill? When? Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy.

PHIL 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

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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 with different content. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy at the 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. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy at the 100-level.

PHIL 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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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.