Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Philosophy

Offered by: Philosophy     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • PHIL 607 Pro-Seminar 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : A series of seminars on selected topics designed for professional training to graduate students. Topics will be selected from the general area of Value Theory.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Dirk Schlimm (Fall)

  • PHIL 682 Pro-Seminar 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : A series of seminars on selected topics designed to provide professional training to graduate students. Topics will be selected from the general area of Metaphysics/Epistemology.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Michael Frank Hallett (Fall)

  • PHIL 685 Fundamentals of Logic (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : A course in intermediate logic for graduate students in Philosophy, covering such topics as axiomatic systems, formal semantics, consistency, completeness, the limitative results, intuitionistic logic, formal theories of truth, aspects of the development of logic.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Michael Frank Hallett (Fall) Michael Frank Hallett (Winter)

  • PHIL 690 Candidacy Paper (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : Preparation and submission of candidacy research paper.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Complementary Courses

(21-27 credits)

Students admitted to Ph.D. 1 require nine complementary courses.
Students admitted to Ph.D. 2 require seven complementary courses.

Minimum of two courses from the following

  • PHIL 651 Seminar: Ancient Philosophy 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on a philosopher or philosophical issue articulated in antiquity.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Gaelle Fiasse (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): at least one course in ancient philosophy and the specific requirements of individual instructors.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 551.

  • PHIL 656 Medieval Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a particular topic in medieval philosophy. Subject varies from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Stephen Menn (Winter)

  • PHIL 661 Seminar: 18th Century Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on an eighteenth-century philosopher or philosophical issue.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 561.

  • PHIL 667 Seminar: 19th Century Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on 19th-century philosophy or philosophical issue.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 567.

  • PHIL 675 Seminar: Contemporary European Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on contemporary European philosophy or some important issue in the Continental tradition.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Alia Al-Saji (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 575.

and/or any other course at the 500, 600, or 700 level in the History of Philosophy recommended/accepted by the student's advisory committee. Depending on the topics covered, PHIL 607 and PHIL 682 may count toward the area requirements.

Minimum of 2 courses from the following:

  • PHIL 643 Seminar: Medical Ethics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a particular philosophical problem as it arises in the context of medical practice or the application of medical technology.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Jonathan Kimmelman (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 543.

  • PHIL 644 Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : Seminar on a particular topic in political theory.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 544.

  • PHIL 648 Seminar: Philosophy of Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a particular topic in the philosophy of law. Subject varies from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 548.

and/or any other course at the 500, 600 or 700 level in Value Theory recommended/accepted by the student's advisory committee. Depending on the topics covered, PHIL 607 and PHIL 682 may count toward the area requirements.

Minimum of 2 courses from the following:

  • PHIL 606 Seminar: Philosophy of Mind (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to specific topics in the philosophy of mind.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 506.

  • PHIL 610 Seminar on Advanced Logic 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : Seminar on a particular topic in advanced logic. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor .

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 510.

  • PHIL 611 Seminar: Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : Seminar on a particular topic in philosophy of logic and mathematics.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Dirk Schlimm (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 511.

  • PHIL 615 Seminar: Philosophy of Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a topic in the philosophy of language.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 515.

  • PHIL 619 Seminar: Epistemology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a topic in the theory of knowledge.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 519.

  • PHIL 621 Seminar: Metaphysics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a topic in metaphysics.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: David Davies (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 521.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

  • PHIL 670 Seminar: Contemporary Analytic Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on some major analytic philosopher, or some issue of central importance in the analytic tradition.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Michael Blome-Tillmann (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 570.

and/or any other course at the 500 level or higher in Metaphysics and Epistemology recommended/accepted by the student's advisory committee. Depending on the topics covered, PHIL 607 and PHIL 682 may count toward the area requirements.

The remaining course(s) must be at the 500, 600, or 700 level and are to be chosen in consultation with the student's advisory committee.

Language Requirement

One research language at the advanced level or two research languages at the intermediate level.

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