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Please also note that many courses offered by the Department of Philosophy have limited enrolment.

For courses cross-listed with other departments, see the menu item "Cross-listed Courses".

You can access the class schedule for 2014-15 now on Minerva.

Please note:

Due to recent changes to course numbering in the Department of Philosophy, former 500 level courses are now being offered as 600 level courses. These courses will fulfill the 500-level credit requirements. Please note the following policy regarding enrolment of undergraduate students in 600-level courses (Graduate courses).

Policy: An undergraduate student will be permitted to take 600-level courses subject to the following conditions:

• The student has a minimum CGPA of 3.3.

• The student is in U3 or higher.

• The professor of the course and the program adviser or the director of the undergraduate program provide written approval supporting the request.

• A maximum of 6 credits of 600-level courses are allowed toward the degree. • The actual course number appears on the transcript.

• The course evaluation methods and grading standards are the same for all students, whether graduate or undergraduate.

• The regulations and practices of the Faculty of Arts are also applied to such a course.

See here for full policy. 

A copy of the application form is available at the Arts OASIS counter.

Current courses:

Summer 2015

 

PHIL 397 Tutorial 01 3 Credits
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ITAL 307 Topics in Italian Culture 3 Credits
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This course will examine the importance of the dialogue in the Renaissance discussion on love by exploring the literary and philosophical themes of Platonic dialogues on love, the open-ended nature of the dialogue form, the relation between erotic desire and knowledge and the differences between men and women. Site visits to Venice and other cities' gardens and villas, in particular, are planned.

For specific details on course content, please consult Prof. M. Soranzo Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and Prof. M. Deslauriers, Department of Philosophy.

For more information on McGill’s summer program in Florence, and instructions on registering, please visit:

http://www.mcgill.ca/langlitcultures/courses/summer-courses/courses-flor...

INFORMATION MEETINGS
Information sessions on the Florence courses will be held:
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Leacock Building Room 26 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Leacock Building Room 26 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

PHIL 210 Intro to Deductive Logic 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits
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2014-2015

Fall 2014

PHIL 200 Intro to Philosophy 1 3 Credits
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phil_200_fall_2014_updated.pdf

PHIL 210 Intro to Deductive Logic 1 3 Credits
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phil_210_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 230 Intro to Moral Philosophy 1 3 Credits
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phil_230_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 240 Political Philosophy 1 3 Credits
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phil_240_fall_2014_updated.pdf

PHIL 242 Intro to Feminist Theory 3 Credits
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phil_242_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 306 Philosophy of Mind 3 Credits
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phil_306_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 311 Philosophy of Mathematics 3 Credits
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phil_311_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 336 Aesthetics 3 Credits
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phil_336_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 343 Biomedical Ethics 3 Credits
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phil_343_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 348 Philosophy of Law 1 3 Credits
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phil_348_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 349 Environmental Philosophy 3 Credits
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phil_349_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 354 Plato 3 Credits
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PHIL 355 Aristotle 3 Credits
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phil_355_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 360 17th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
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phil_360_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 366 18th&Early 19th C German Phil 3 Credits
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phil_366_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 367 19th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
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phil_367_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 375 Existentialism 3 Credits
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phil_375_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 397 Tutorial 01 3 Credits
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PHIL 398 Tutorial 02 3 Credits
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PHIL 410 Advanced Topics in Logic 1 3 Credits
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phil_410_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 434 Metaethics 3 Credits
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phil_434_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 442 Topics in Feminist Theory 3 Credits
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phil_442_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy 3 Credits
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phil_452_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 497 Tutorial 04 3 Credits
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PHIL 498 Tutorial 05 3 Credits
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PHIL 499D1 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
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PHIL 499N2 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
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PHIL 607 Pro-Seminar 1 6 Credits
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PHIL 619 Seminar:Epistemology 3 Credits
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phil_619_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 634 Seminar:Ethics 3 Credits
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phil_634_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 661 Sem: 18th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
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phil_661_fall_2014.pdf

PHIL 675 Sem:Contempory European Phil 3 Credits
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PHIL 682 Pro-Seminar 3 6 Credits
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PHIL 690 Candidacy Paper 3 Credits
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Winter 2015

PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy 2 3 Credits
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PHIL 221 Intro to Hist & Phil of Sci 2 3 Credits
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PHIL 221 History and Philosophy of Science Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor: Ian Gold

PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits
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PHIL 301 Philosophical Fundamentals 3 Credits
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PHIL 301 Philosophical Fundamentals Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor: Marguerite Deslauriers

PHIL 310 Intermediate Logic 3 Credits
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PHIL 310 Intermediate Logic Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor: Richard Zach

PHIL 332 Philosophy of Religion 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 334 Ethical Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 334 Ethical Theory Winter 2015 Course Outline  Instructor:  Sarah Stroud

PHIL 341 Philosophy of Science 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 344 Medieval&Renaissance Pol Theo 3 Credits
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PHIL 345 Greek Political Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 345 Greek Political Theory Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor: Marguerite Deslauriers

PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers 3 Credits
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PHIL 361 18th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 397 Tutorial 01 3 Credits
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PHIL 398 Tutorial 02 3 Credits
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PHIL 415 Philosophy of Language 3 Credits
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PHIL 415 Philosophy of Language Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor:  Oran Magall

PHIL 436 Aesthetics 2 3 Credits
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PHIL 436 Issues in the Philosophy of the Visual Arts Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor: David Davies

PHIL 445 19th Century Political Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 470 Topics in Contem Analytic Phil 3 Credits
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PHIL 470 Philosophy of Cognitive Science Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor: Noah Moss Brender

PHIL 474 Phenomenology 3 Credits
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PHIL 497 Tutorial 04 3 Credits
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PHIL 498 Tutorial 05 3 Credits
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PHIL 499D2 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
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PHIL 499N1 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
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PHIL 580 Sem: Problems of Phil 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 580 Seminar of Bergson's Creative Evolution Course Outline Instructor: Alia Al-Saji

PHIL 611 Sem: Phil of Logic & Math 3 Credits
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PHIL 611 Formalism, Empiricism, and Frege Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor: Dirk Schlimm

PHIL 636 Seminar: Aesthetics 3 Credits
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PHIL 636 Seminar Aesthetics Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor: Eric Lewis

PHIL 644 Political Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 644 Political Theory Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor:Hasana Sharp

PHIL 648 Seminar:Philosophy of Law 3 Credits
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PHIL 648 Philosophy of Law Winter 2015 Course Outline Instructor: Natalie Stoljar

PHIL 667 Sem: 19th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 667 Seminar in 19th Century Philosophy Winter 2015 Course Outline. Instructor: George Di Giovanni

PHIL 675 Sem:Contempory European Phil 3 Credits
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PHIL 685 Fundamentals of Logic 3 Credits
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PHIL 690 Candidacy Paper 3 Credits
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