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Course Number Instructor(s) Subfield Quarter Day, Time, Location

PHIL 21S (section 1): Happiness in Ancient Greek Philosophy

What is happiness and how do we attain it? Considerations about happiness played a central role for Greek philosophers in answering questions like, How should I live my...

Fitzpatrick, M., Lee, R. 2018-2019 Summer
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:50am
90-92Q

PHIL 23S (section 1): Philosophy as Freedom

Philosophizing, if done correctly, can be life-changing: new ideas can change the way we think about, look at, interact, engage and deal with the world around us. New...

Kim, H., Turman, J. 2018-2019 Summer
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
School of Education 210

PHIL 24S (section 1): Environmental Ethics

Do we have moral obligations to animals? To trees? To ecosystems? If so, whatngrounds these moral obligations? What role does appreciation for nature play in a morally...

Gottlieb, D., Magnani, M., Wang, Y. 2018-2019 Summer
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
100-101K

PHIL 27S (section 1): Human Nature

In this course we'll investigate what makes us human.

Woodworth, S. 2018-2019 Summer
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
90-92Q

PHIL 28S (section 1): Introduction to Modern Philosophy

This course is an introduction to modern philosophy which focuses on foundational texts from the early modern period by Descartes, Leibniz and Hume. These thinkers strive...

Ettel, J. 2018-2019 Summer
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
90-92Q

PHIL 31S (section 1): The Highest Good in Human Life

One of the first questions people ask, often jokingly, when you tell them that you are studying philosophy is: What is the meaning of life? In Ancient Greece, this...

Yang, K. 2018-2019 Summer
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm

PHIL 38S (section 1): Introduction to the Philosophy of the Mind

Could people in the future upload their conscious minds to a computer and, so to speak, live forever? Do we have an obligation not to delete a conscious computer's...

Turman, J. 2018-2019 Summer
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
90-92Q

PHIL 39S (section 1): Introduction to Ethics

Construed broadly, ethics encompasses questions about moral truth, objectivity, and relativity; questions about what reasons we have to persist in acting morally; and...

Tulipana, P. 2018-2019 Summer
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
100-101K

PHIL 40S (section 1): Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

This course provides an introduction to some of the major philosophical questions about science. The first part of the course focuses on the role of values in a variety of...

Wang, Y. 2018-2019 Summer
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
90-92Q

PHIL 99 (section 1): Minds and Machines (LINGUIST 35, PSYCH 35, SYMSYS 1, SYMSYS 200)

(Formerly SYMSYS 100). An overview of the interdisciplinary study of cognition, information, communication, and language, with an emphasis on foundational issues: What are...

Gottlieb, D. 2018-2019 Summer
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-303

PHIL 241 (section 1): Dissertation Development Seminar

Required of second-year Philosophy Ph.D. students; restricted to Stanford Philosophy Ph.D. students. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Bobonich, C. 2018-2019 Summer
Tuesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
90-92Q