PHIL 6010 Plato
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Advanced introduction to the major areas of Plato’s philosophy, which may include the relationship between virtue and knowledge, the theory of recollection, the theory of forms, the nature of sensible objects, and the relationship between the individual and the state. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6020 Aristotle
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Advanced introduction to the major areas of Aristotle’s philosophy, which may include early and later theories of substance, methodology, the study of nature, the soul, and ethics. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6030 Topics in Ancient Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Investigation of a specific theme, philosopher, or text, such as Aristotle’s ethics, the philosophy of Socrates, Plato’s Republic, Stoicism, Hellenistic ethics, or Aristotle’s philosophy of mind. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6050 Topics in Modern Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Intensive study of works of modern philosophers such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Malebranche, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Berkeley, Hume, Reid, Kant, and Hegel. The course may be organized around the works of a single philosopher, or it may survey the development of a particular area of modern philosophy (such as moral philosophy, political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, or aesthetics). May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6055 Hume
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Advanced introduction to the major areas of Hume’s philosophy. Topics may include the relation between his theoretical and moral philosophy, skepticism, causation, necessity, the foundations of human knowledge, self-consciousness, personal identity, reason, will, sentiment, naturalism, and normativity. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6060 Kant
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Advanced introduction to the major areas of Kant’s theoretical and/or practical philosophy. Topics may include: Kant’s conception of the task and method of philosophical inquiry, the relation of metaphysics and epistemology to natural science, skepticism, causality, freedom, the moral law, and the religious, political, and social ramifications of Kant’s moral philosophy. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6070 Marxism
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Origin and development of central themes in the philosophy of Karl Marx, such as alienation, exploitation, and dialectical materialism, with limited reference to contemporary trends in Marxist thought. May be repeated if topic varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6075 Topics in 19th Century Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Investigation of a specific theme, philosopher, or text, such as Hegel Nietzsche, German Idealism, or the emergence of philosophy in America. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6085 Topics in the History of Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Investigation of a specific theme, philosopher, or text, such as Scepticism in Ancient and Modern Philosophy, Anselm, or the Summa Contra Gentiles. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6090 Topics in Continental Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of works of such authors as Husserl, Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Ricoeur. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6095 Topics in Analytic Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of works of such authors as Russell, Moore, Carnap, Putnam, Lewis, Feinberg, Hart, and Rawls. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6100 Epistemology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Problems in the concept of knowledge, such as the definition of propositional knowledge, the problem of induction, the a priori, and theories of truth. May also include theories such as coherentism, reliabilism, and foundationalism. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6130 Philosophy of Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of philosophical problems associated with the nature, scope, and significance of the sciences. Topics may include: scientific versus non-scientific world views; explanation and its limits; confirmation; paradigms, laws, and theories; intertheoretic reductions; realism versus antirealism; science and human values. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6150 Topics in Epistemology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Investigation of selected contemporary or classical topics in epistemology. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6300 Metaphysics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics may include personal identity and human nature; space, time, matter, and causality; freedom and determinism; teleology; and conceptions of divinity. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6330 Philosophy of Mind
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of various theories of the mind-body relationship, such as dualism, identity theory, and functionalism, and of specific issues such as consciousness, mental representation, mental disorders, the emotions, artificial intelligence, personal identity, and free will. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6340 Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An interdisciplinary examination of the problems, theories, and research strategies central to the study of the human mind and of other cognitive systems. Basic readings will come from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. Topics of investigation may include perception, mental representation, language, modularity, consciousness, emotions, moral psychology, action, mental disorders, folk psychology, and animal minds. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6350 Topics in Metaphysics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of specific issues in metaphysics, such as free will, causation, time, personal identity, possible words, existence of God, realism, etc. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6500 Symbolic Logic
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will cover the fundamentals of propositional and predicate logic, and selected topics in such areas as the logic of identity and relations, modal logic, or meta-logic. Emphasis placed on construction of proofs in formal systems.

PHIL 6530 Philosophy of Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Efforts in twentieth-century philosophy to account for the unique capacities of language to represent the world and to communicate our beliefs about it. Topics may include the nature of language, theories of meaning and reference, semantic paradoxes, private language, speech acts, and non-human language. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6700 Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Major Western theories, such as relativism, egoism, emotivism, utilitarianism, deontology, naturalism, intuitionism, virtue, ethics, existential ethics, and feminist ethics. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6740 Biomedical Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Major moral problems in science and medicine, including abortion, death and euthanasia, treatment of the mentally ill, experimentation with human subjects, and genetic research. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6750 Topics in Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of the works of major authors or views in normative ethics and/or metaethics. The focus will be on contemporary ethics but the course may include some study of historical figures. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6770 Moral Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of how humans function in moral contexts and how this information may impact debates in ethical theory. Topics may include moral judgment and intuitions, moral disagreement, reason and emotion, moral agency and responsibility, character traits and virtues, altruism and egoism, and moral development. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6780 Neuroethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Neuroethics considers how ethical theories inform neuroscientific practice and how neuroscientific discoveries inform ethical theorizing. Topics may include ethical protocols for neuroscience research, ethical and legal implications of neuroscientific research, and implication of neuroscientific research, and implications of neuroscience for debates about moral behavior and judgment. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6790 Topics in Neuroethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of specific issues in neuroethics, such as cognitive enhancement, neuromarketing, neurolaw, and neuroscience and free will. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.tc.

PHIL 6800 Social and Political Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Issues such as the definition and justification of human rights, justice, social welfare, and forms of political participation, and the debate between ideologies. Readings from classical and contemporary sources, for example, Plato, Locke, Mill, Marx, and Rawls. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6820 Philosophy of Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics such as theories of law, feminist legal theory, the nature of legal reasoning, legal obligation, law and justice, law and morality. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6830 Topics in Philosophy of Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Historical and contemporary accounts of the nature of art, aesthetic experience, creative activity, imagination, expression, interpretation, and aesthetic evaluation. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6855 Advanced Topics in Political Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Advanced survey of the great writings in political thought. Examines the contributions these works made to Western conceptions such as democracy, equality, human nature, citizenship, and liberty, as well as their continuing relevance for understanding contemporary moral and political dilemmas. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6860 Feminist Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Classical and contemporary issues concerning women, such as discrimination on the basis of gender, class, race, or sexuality, whether gender is natural or constructed, and historical roots of feminist and anti-feminist perspectives.

PHIL 6890 Topics in Social and Political Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of selected issues in social/political philosophy. The focus will be on contemporary ethics but the course may include some study of historical figures. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 6900 Issues in Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of selected philosopher(s) or topic(s). May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8000 Seminar in Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

In-depth treatment of philosophical issues that are current topics of discussion among philosophers. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8030 Seminar in Ancient Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Investigation of a specific theme, philosopher, or text such as Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s metaphysics, Epicurus, Hellenistic ethics, or skepticism in ancient philosophy. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8050 Seminar in Analytic Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Issues such as normativity, theories of truth, or contextualism. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8060 Seminar in Modern Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Detailed examination of the writings of one or two of the following philosophers: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume or Kant. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8075 Seminar in 19th Century Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Detailed examination of a major figure, theme, or text from the long 19th century (roughly 1789-1914). May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the major.

PHIL 8085 Seminar in the History of Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Detailed examination of a major figure, theme, or text from the history of philosophy. May be repeated once if topic varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8090 Seminar in Continental Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topic or figure such as deconstructionism, de Beauvoir, Sartre, Foucault, or Habermas. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8100 Seminar in Epistemology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Issues such as truth, evidence, and belief; conditions of knowledge; recent discussions of the limits of scientific progress. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8130 Seminar in Philosophy of Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An in-depth examination of one or more specific topics in philosophy of science. Possible topics include: the metaphysical foundations of the scientific world view; the nature of laws and theories; the scope of the special sciences; hypothesis formation and confirmation; explanation and causation; scientific realism; a careful reading of one or more recent influential books in philosophy of science. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8300 Seminar in Metaphysics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected topics such as free will, the nature of the mind, universals, and causation. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8330 Seminar in Philosophy of Mind
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An in-depth examination of one or more specific topics in the philosophy of mind. Possible topics include: the metaphysics of mind; the problem of mental causation; theories of mental content, consciousness, and intentionality; free will and action theory; theories of emotion; a careful reading of one or more recent influential books in the philosophy of mind. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8340 Seminar in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as NEUR 8770.) An in-depth examination of specific issues concerned with the interdisciplinary study of mind, drawing on research from philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, and ethology. Topics may include: mental representation and language, sensation and perception, inference and reasoning, innateness and modularity, the emotions, learning and conceptual change, moral cognition and development, consciousness and self-consciousness, mental deficits and disorders, animal and computer models of cognition, folk psychology and reductive strategies in neurobiology; a careful reading of one or more recent influential books in philosophy or cognitive science. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8530 Seminar in Philosophy of Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of issues in contemporary philosophy of language. Topics may include: truth, meaning descriptions, attitude reports. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8600 Seminar in Philosophy of Religion
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics such as proofs of the existence of God, the nature of religious belief, the relationship between religion and ethics. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8700 Seminar in Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics such as Greek ethics, Kantian ethics, utilitarianism, feminist ethics, and religious ethics. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8720 Seminar in Neuroethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

In-depth seminar in neuroethics–the ethical issues raised by neuroscientific research and/or the potential of neuroscience to inform ethical theorizing.

PHIL 8740 Seminar in Biomedical Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of contemporary issues in bioethics. Topics may include: research ethics, for human and non-human subjects; end-of-life decision making; eugenics and The Human Genome Project; reproductive issues, such as cloning, freezing embryos, and artificial insemination; abortion, including maternal/fetal relations and embryonic stem cell research; and health care disparities by race, gender, or income. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.”

PHIL 8770 Seminar in Moral Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An in-depth examination of select topics in moral psychology, such as moral intuitions, moral disagreement, agency and responsibility, virtues, altruism, etc. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8810 Seminar in Social and Political Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of issues in social and political philosophy. Topics such as democracy, liberalism, liberty, civil rights, and nationalism. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8820 Seminar in Philosophy of Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of issues in contemporary legal philosophy. Topics include: legal positivism, natural law theory, human rights, and international law, legal interpretation, death penalty, race and the law, freedom of expression, and the right to privacy. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8855 Seminar in Political Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the contributions these works made to Western conceptions such as democracy, equality, human nature, citizenship, and liberty, as well as their continuing relevance for understanding contemporary moral and political dilemmas. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8860 Seminar in Feminist Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Philosophical topics or figures in feminist theory, such as a study of the ways feminist theory has challenged traditional philosophical thought, feminist ethics, or the thought of Andrea Dworkin. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8900 Internship
Credit Hours 3.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites approval of the departmental Graduate Committee
Description

Work experience in which philosophical skills are utilized.

PHIL 8950 Directed Reading
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Independent study of philosophical texts under the supervision of a faculty member. Not to be used as a substitute for topics normally covered in other graduate courses. May be repeated but only if content varies. A maximum of three credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

PHIL 8960 Research or Teaching Assistantship in Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0 - 12.0
Description

Does not count toward degree requirements. Assisting of philosophy faculty members in their research or teaching classes of one’s own under the supervision of a faculty member. Required of all graduate students receiving a stipend. May be repeated for credit.

PHIL 8970 Teaching Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Does not count toward degree requirements. Prerequisite for being a graduate teaching assistant. Preparation course for teaching, covering syllabus design, making up tests, grading papers, and other classroom techniques. May not be repeated for credit.

PHIL 8980 Teaching Philosophy Practicum
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Does not count toward degree requirements. Apprenticeship in teaching for graduate teaching assistants. Required for all graduate teaching assistants in their first semester of teaching. May not be repeated for credit.

PHIL 8985 Advanced Teaching Philosophy Practicum
Credit Hours 3.0 - 12.0
Description

Does not count toward degree requirements. Apprenticeship in teaching for advanced graduate teaching assistants under faculty supervision. Required for all graduate teaching assistants in their second and subsequent semesters of teaching. GTAs learn how to document and collect materials for Teaching Portfolio. May be repeated for credit.

PHIL 8989 Proseminar in Neurophilosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Lecture-series based on research at the intersection of neuroscience and philosophy. Speakers include GSU researchers as well as philosophers and scientists from other universities. Among the fields represented are neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, neuropsychology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. Topics may include, among others: neural substrates of consciousness, localization of function, modularity of mind, and philosophical controversies in the empirical study of the mind/brain. Required of all graduate students in the neurophilosophy track each time it is offered. Hours earned in this course do not count toward degree requirements.

PHIL 8999 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Description