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Current Courses

Title Instructor(s) Subfield Quarter Day, Time, Location
PHIL 283 (section 1)
Self-knowledge and Metacognition (PHIL 183)

The course will be divided into two parts. In the first, we will survey the dominant models of how we come to know our own mental states. Among the issues we will explore...

Alshanetsky, E. 2017-2018 Spring
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
PHIL 286 (section 1)
Philosophy of Mind (PHIL 186)

(Graduate students register for 286.) This is an advanced introduction to core topics in the philosophy of mind. Prerequisite: PHIL 80

Cao, R. 2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
PHIL 329 (section 1)
Plotinus and Augustine (PHIL 229, RELIGST 269, RELIGST 369)

Professor's permission required to register. A reading course focused on the influence of Plotinus Enneads on Augustine's Confessions, early dialogues, and sections on...

Sheehan, T. 2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
PHIL 348 (section 1)
Evolution of Signalling

Explores evolutionary (and learning) dynamics applied to nsimple models of signaling, emergence of information and inference. Classroom presentations and term papers.nText...

Skyrms, B. 2017-2018 Spring
10:30am - 1:20pm
PHIL 359 (section 1)
Topics in Logic, Information and Agency

Logical analysis of information, interaction and games, with topics connecting philosophy, computer science, game theory, and other fields. The focus is on current...

van Benthem, J. 2017-2018 Spring
12:00pm - 2:50pm
PHIL 361 (section 1)
Social Dimensions of Scientific Knowledge

Study of philosophical issues raised by the social character of scientific research and the relation of scientific inquiry to its broader social, economic, and cultural...

Longino, H. 2017-2018 Spring
9:30am - 12:20pm
PHIL 364M (section 1)
Mathematics in Practice

What does "good" mathematics look like? Certainly, it should be correct, but mathematicians are often far more demanding. For example, they want their work to be deep,...

Morris, R. 2017-2018 Spring
1:30pm - 4:20pm
PHIL 374F (section 1)
Science, Religion, and Democracy (ETHICSOC 374R, RELIGST 374F)

How should conflicts between citizens with science-based and religion-based beliefs be handled in modern liberal democracies? Are religion-based beliefs as suitable for...

Friedman, M., Sockness, B. 2017-2018 Spring
2:30pm - 5:20pm
PHIL 375J (section 1)

This course examines the diverse ways in which the philosophy of law bears on the practice of law. Our subject is thus a set of philosophical concepts, particularly legal...

Kleinfeld, J. 2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
2:15pm - 3:45pm
PHIL 375K (section 1)
Criminal Procedure: Theoretical Foundations

This course examines the theoretical foundations of criminal procedure- political, historical, and, above all, philosophical. What are the ideas at work in the American...

Kleinfeld, J. 2017-2018 Spring
4:15pm - 6:15pm
PHIL 377A (section 1)
Planning, Time, and Rationality

Intentions seem subject to basic rationality norms, including norms of consistency, means-end coherence, and (perhaps) stability over time. Such norms seem central to the...

Bratman, M. 2017-2018 Spring
3:00pm - 5:50pm
PHIL 385D (section 1)
Topics in Philosophy of Language

Course may be repeat for credit. 2 unit option for PhD students only.

Crimmins, M. 2017-2018 Spring
10:30am - 1:20pm
PHIL 500 (section 1)
Advanced Dissertation Seminar

Presentation of dissertation work in progress by seminar participants. May be repeated for credit.

Malmgren, A. 2017-2018 Spring
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm