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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 2015-16 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
    Offered in the:
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ITAL 307 Topics in Italian Culture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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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
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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2015-2016

Fall 2015

PHIL 200 Intro to Philosophy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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phil200_desc_readings.pdf

PHIL 210 Intro to Deductive Logic 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 230 Intro to Moral Philosophy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 240 Political Philosophy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 242 Intro to Feminist Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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242_2015_course_outline.pdf

242_2015_syllabus.pdf

PHIL 311 Philosophy of Mathematics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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311a_2015.pdf

PHIL 327 Philosophy of Race 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil 327

PHIL 334 Ethical Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 336 Aesthetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 343 Biomedical Ethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil343a2015.pdf

PHIL 348 Philosophy of Law 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 349 Environmental Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_349.pdf

PHIL 350 Hist & Phil of Ancient Sci 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_350.pdf

PHIL 356 Early Medieval Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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*It is very likely this course will not be offered this year.

PHIL 360 17th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 361 18th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_361_fall_2015.pdf

PHIL 367 19th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 375 Existentialism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 397 Tutorial 01 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 398 Tutorial 02 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 411 Topics in Phil of Logic & Math 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 421 Metaphysics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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*this course will be replaced by Phil 481 and count as a Metaphysics group 'A'.

PHIL 434 Metaethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 442 Topics in Feminist Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 446 Current Issues in Pol. Phil. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_446_fall_2015.pdf

PHIL 460 Major Philosophers 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_460_2015_fall.pdf

PHIL 475 Topics in Contem European Phil 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil 475 syllabus

PHIL 480 Topics in the History of Phil 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_480.pdf

PHIL 481 Topics in Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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philosophy 481

 

*Topic: Determinism, Indeterminism and Human Action

PHIL 497 Tutorial 04 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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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
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 590 Sem:Spec Topics in Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 607 Pro-Seminar 1 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 619 Seminar:Epistemology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_619.pdf

PHIL 634 Seminar:Ethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil634a2015.pdf

PHIL 675 Sem:Contempory European Phil 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_675.pdf

PHIL 682 Pro-Seminar 3 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Winter 2016

 

PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 221 Intro to Hist & Phil of Sci 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 301 Philosophical Fundamentals 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

*Please note that this course requires the approval of an Advisor not of the Instructor.

 

PHIL 310 Intermediate Logic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 341 Philosophy of Science 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers 3 Credits
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PHIL 354 Plato 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 355 Aristotle 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 397 Tutorial 01 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 398 Tutorial 02 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 415 Philosophy of Language 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 436 Aesthetics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 445 19th Century Political Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 446 Current Issues in Pol. Phil. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 454 Ancient Moral Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 470 Topics in Contem Analytic Phil 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 474 Phenomenology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 497 Tutorial 04 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 498 Tutorial 05 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 499D2 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 499N1 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 580 Sem: Problems of Phil 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 611 Sem: Phil of Logic & Math 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 621 Seminar: Metaphysics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 641 Seminar: Philosophy of Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_641.pdf

PHIL 643 Seminar:Medical Ethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 644 Political Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 667 Sem: 19th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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phil_667_winter.pdf