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Graduate Courses

  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015
  • 2013-2014
  • 2012-2013
  • 2011-2012
  • 2010-2011
  • 2009-2010
  • 2008-2009
  • 2007-2008
  • 2006-2007

2016-2017

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Grad Course Descriptions

 

2016-2017

Fall

Winter

Spring




HISTORY
OF
PHILOSOPHY


 
Matter and Temporality
 
Sean Kirkland
TH 3:00-6:16                                       
 
H-I

PHL 657 - TOPICS IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT

Walter Benjamin: History, Violence, Language

 
María Acosta
M 3:00-6:15 
                                        
 NP

PHL 416 - ARISTOTLE II


Virtue and Judgment

Daryl Koehn
M 3:00-6:16                                      

H-I



SOCIO-POLITICAL
PHILOSOPHY

PHL 434 - HOBBES

De Corpore


Rick Lee
M 3:00-6:15                                      

H-II

PHL 440 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN TRADITIONAL PHILOSOPHERS

Leviathan, De Cive, Elements of Law

Peg Birmingham
T 3:00-6:15                                         

H-II

PHL 557 - TOPICS IN CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY

Derrida's Grandfathers: Freud/Heidegger

Elizabeth Rottenberg
T 3:00-6:15                                    

CE



PHILOSOPHIES
OF
SUSPICION

PHL 516 - HEGEL II


Philosophy of Right

Kevin Thompson
T 3:00-6:15                                    

H-II

PHL 661 - TOPICS IN FEMINIST THEORY

Irigaray’s Philosophy of Sexual Difference

Fanny Söderbäck
TH 3:00-6:15                                 

NP


PHL 550 - HEIDEGGER i


Being and Time

Will McNeill
TH 3:00-6:15                                        

CE




NATURE,
MATERIALISM,
LIFE
 

PHL 522 - SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY  

Badiou: Mathematics, Politics, Ontology, Materialism

Bill Martin
W 6:00-9:15                                       

CANCELLED

PHL 590 - TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY FRENCH PHILOSOPHY

Bergson: Authenticity, Morality, Religion

Frédéric Seyler
W 3:00-6:15                                       

CE

PHL 500 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

Conceptions of Nature in the Post-Kantians

Elizabeth Millán
W 3:00-6:15                                       

H-II

2015-2016

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Graduate Course Descriptions 2015-2016

 2015-2016

Fall

Winter

Spring



AESTETICS



PHL 601 - Seminar on Aesthetics: Aestetics I Kant and Schiller


María Acosta
W 3:00-6:15                                  

NP

PHL 515 - Hegel I: Aesthetics II


María Acosta
M 3:00-6:15

H-II

PHL 550 - Heidegger I: Origin of the Work of Art

Will McNeill
TH 3:00-6:15                                 

CE



MATERIALISM AND THE DRIVES

PHL 520 - Marx I: What is Materialism: Marx, Althusser, Adorno



Richard Lee
M 6:00-9:15                                        

H-II

PHL 557 - Topics in Continental Philosophy: Daseinsanalyse (Freud, Heidegger, Binswanger)


Elizabeth Rottenberg
W 3:00-6:15
CE

Cancelled

PHL 559 - Foucault




Kevin Thompson
T 3:00-6:15                            

CE



HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

PHL 410 - Plato I: The Invention of Real Life



Michael Naas
M 3:00-6:15                                      

H-I

PHL 510 - Kant I



Avery Goldman
T
3:00-6:15                                

H-I
I


PHL 589 - Philosophy, Literature, Community: Schlegel and German Romanticism

Elizabeth Millán
 M 3:00-6:15                                       

H-II




POLITICS AND POWER
 

PHL 656 - Seminar in Social and Political Thought: Hannah Arendt: On the Concept of the Political


Peg Birmingham
TH 3:00-615                                     

NP

PHL 657 - Topics in Social and Political Thought: Hannah Arendt: On the Concept of the Political


Peg Birmingham
TH 3:00-6:15                                        

NP

PHL 500 - Special Topics in the History of Philosophy: Interrogating Power--Ancient Perspectives


Daryl Koehn
W 3:00-6:15                                          

H-I


PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS
PHL 470 - Philosophy of Wittgenstein


Patricia Werhane
T 3:00-6:15                                        

CE


2014-2015

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Grad Course Descriptions

 2014-2015

Fall

Winter

Spring


METAPHYSICS
AND
POLITICS



PHL 415 - ARISTOTLE I


The Appearance of Substance in
Aristotles Metaphysics

Sean Kirkland
M 6:00-9:15                                       

H-I

PHL 500 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY


Metaphysics in Scotus and Avicenna


Rick Lee
W 6:00-9:15 
                                        
 H-I

PHL 589 -  PHILOSOPHY LITERATURE, COMMUNITY


Narratives on Community: Nancy, Esposito and Agamben

Maria Acosta
M 6:00-9:15                                        

CE



TOPICS IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT

PHL 522: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

History of Sovereignty


Kevin Thompson
TH 1:00-4:10                                        

NP

PHL 656 - SEMINAR IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT

The Political Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Peg Birmingham
TH 1:00-4:10                                          

NP

PHL 657 - TOPICS IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT

The Political Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Peg Birmingham
TH 1:00-4:10                                     

NP



PHILOSOPHY, NATURE, ENVIRONMENT

PHL 629 - SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS


Human Being, Animal Being, Plant Being

Peter Steeves
T 6:00-9:15                                        

NP



PHL 640 -  PROBLEMS IN ETHICS


Nature and the Environment

Elizabeth Milln
 W 6:00-9:15                                        

NP




PHILOSOPHERS OF SUSPICION
 

PHL 557 - TOPICS IN CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY

Freudian Legacies

Elizabeth Rottenberg
W 6:00-9:15                                       

CE

PHL 525 - NIETZSCHE


Will McNeill
T 1:00-4:10                                          

H-II


2013-2014

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Grad Course Descriptions

 2013-2014

Fall

Winter

Spring

Contemporary
French
Philosophy

PHL578: Derrida/
Cixous

Michael Naas
 M 6:00-9:15 

CE

PHL 577 - Derrida/Cixous

Michael Naas
 M 6:00-9:15

CE

PHL 590: The Political Philosophy of Jacques Rancire
Peg Birmingham
 T 1:00-4:10

NP

Phenomenology

PHL 550: Seminar
on Heidegger's
Being and Time I

Will McNeill
 T 1:00-4:10

CE

PHL 551: Seminar on Heidegger's Being and Time II

Will McNeill
T 1:00-4:10

CE

PHL 557: French Phenomenology: Michel Henry's Phenomenology of Life

Frdric Seyler
 M6:00-9:15

CE

History of Philosophy

PHL 416: Aristotle and the Philosophy
of Time

Sean Kirkland
W 6:00-9:15

H-I

PHL 400: William of Ockham 

Rick Lee
W 6:00-9:15

H-II

PHL 500: Affect and Autonomy in Chinese Philosophy

Franklin Perkins
TH 1:00-4:10

Logics

PHL 515: Seminar
on Hegel's Science
of Logic I

Kevin Thompson
TH 1:00-4:10

 H-II

PHL 516: Seminar on Hegel's Science of Logic II

Kevin Thompson
TH 1:00-4:10 

H-II

PHL 520: Karl Marx and the Logic of Capital

Bill Martin
W 6:00-9:15

H-II/CBE

2012-2013

Brief Course Descriptions

2012-2013

Fall

Winter

Spring

Phenomenology

PHL 535: Husserl and Phenomenology

Frdric Seyler
W 6:00-9:15

CE

PHL 550: Heidegger and Phenomenology

Will McNeill
TH 1:00-4:10

CE

PHL 557: Philosophy of Science:
Phenomenology, Deconstruction and Beyond

Peter Steeves
M 6:00-9:15

CE

Plato and Aristotle: Life, Knowledge
and the Soul

PHL 411: Plato: On Life

Michael Naas
TH 1:00-4:10

H-I

PHL 416: Aristotle: De Anima

Sean Kirkland
M 6:00-9:15

H-I

PHL 500: Medieval Theories of Knowledge: on Aristotles De Anima

Rick Lee
W 6:00-9:15

H-I

German Philosophy

PHL 516: Hegel: Philosophy of Right

Kevin Thompson
T 1:00-4:10

H-II

PHL 511:Kant: Critique of Judgment

Avery Goldman
T 1:00-4:10

H-II

PHL 400: German Romanticism

Elizabeth Milln
TH 1:00-4:10

H-II

Sacrificial Violence

PHL 522: Social Death and the Problem of Thinking Otherwise: Fanon, douard Glissant, and Foucault

Darrell Moore
M 6:00-9:15

NP

PHL: 629 Violence, Fate, and the Problem of the Debt: Benjamin, Arendt, and Schmidt

Andrew Benjamin/ Peg Birmingham
W 6:00-9:15

NP

Language, Politics and Ethics

PHL 640: Ethics and Economics

Pat Werhane
T 1:00-4:10

NP

2011-2012

2011-2012
Fall Winter Spring
PHENOMENOLOGY AND
THE QUESTION OF BEING

PHL 550 Heidegger I
Fundamental Concepts of
Metaphysics

Will McNeill
T 1:00-4:10                  CE

PHL 587 Reading Levinas
I Otherwise than Being

Tina Chanter
T 1:00-4:10                      CE

PHL 557 Topics in Continental Philosophy
Fichte: The Roots of
Phenomenology

Frdric Seyler
T 1:00-4:10            CE

CONCEPTS OF NATURE
AND THE HUMAN

PHL 440 Spinoza
Spinoza: The Generativity of
Being and the Status of the Human I


Frank Perkins
M 6:00-9:15                    H-II

PHL 500 Special Topics in the
History of Philosophy
Zhuangzi: The Generativity of
Being and the Status of the
Human II

Frank Perkins
T 6:00-9:15           Elective     

DIALECTICS
AND CRITIQUE

PHL 656 Seminar on Social
and Political Thought
Adorno I
Negative Dialectics

Richard Lee
W 6:00-9:15                   NP

PHL 657 Topics in Social
and Political Thought
Adorno II
Negative Dialectics

Richard Lee
W 6:00-9:15              NP

PHL 570 Sartre I
Critique of Dialectical Reason 

Bill Martin
M 6:00-9:15                          CE

 ANIMALITY, SOVEREIGNTY,
AND THE ETHICAL-POLITICAL

PHL 577 Derrida I
The Beast and the Sovereign,
I & II

Michael Naas
T 6:00-9:15                    CE

PHL 415 Aristotle I
Nicomachean Ethics

 

Sean Kirkland
M 6:00-9:15              H-I

PHL 522 - Social and Political
Philosophy
Machiavelli: the Political
Symbolic and the Sovereign Will

Peg Birmingham
TH 1:00-4:10                        NP

THE SUBJECT OF ETHICS
AND GLOBALIZATION

PHL 445 Hume
Treatise on Human Nature

Peg Birmingham
TH  1:00-4:10           H-II

2010-2011


2010-2011

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

Aristotle
 
PHL 415 -
Aristotle
On Logos I:
Organon/Metaphysics
M 6:00-9:15
Sean Kirkland
 
 

PHL 416  -
Aristotle
On Logos II:
Rhetoric/Politics

M 6:00-9:15
Sean Kirkland

PHL 552 -Aristotle
On Logos III:
Heidegger’s Reading of Aristotle
T 1:00-4:10
Will McNeill

Hegel
PHL 515 -
Hegel
Phenomenology of
Sprit I
TH 1:00-4:10
Kevin Thompson

PHL 516 -
Hegel
Phenomenology of Spirit II
TH 1:00-4:10
Kevin Thompson

PHL 500 -
French Hegel
W 1:00-4:10
Elizabeth Rottenberg



Reading thinkers
and  Events
PHL 500 -
Duns Scotus
W 6:00-9:15
Rick Lee

PHL 557 -
Heidegger’s Kant
T 1:00-4:10
Avery Goldman

PHL 522 -
Arendt: Thinking Politics
TH 1:00-4:10
Peg Birmingham

 

Contemporary French
Thought

PHL 577 -
Derrida:
Writing, Photography,  and
Other Trace Elements
T 1:00-4:10
Michael Naas

PHL 590 -
Trends in Contemporary French PHL
"Badiou: from Ontology to Politics"

W 1:00-4:10
Bill Martin

PHL 661 -
French Feminism
W 6:00-9:15
Tina Chanter

Economics and Politics:
Liberalism



PHL 656 -
Rawls and Political Liberalism
T 6:00-9:15
Jason Hill


PHL 559 -
Foucault and Liberalism: 
“The Birth of Biopolitics" 

M 6:00-9:15
Darrell Moore

2009-2010

Stream Topic
2009-2010
Autumn (sec 101) Winter (sec 201) Spring (sec 301)
PHILOSOPHY AND THE
QUESTION OF NATURE

PHL 410 – Plato’s Philosophy of Nature

Michael Naas

TH 6:00-9:00 PM

PHL 415 – Aristotle’s Physics

Sean Kirkland

W 6:00-9:00 PM

                                            
MATERIALITY, IMMANENCE,
AND SOVEREIGNTY

PHL 434 – Hobbes I

Rick Lee

W 6:00-9:00 PM

PHL 434 – Hobbes  II

Peg Birmingham

TH 1:00-4:20  PM

PHL 590 – Deleuze:
Difference and Repetition

Kevin Thompson

TH 1:00-4:20 PM

KANT

PHL 510 – Kant I
Critique of Pure Reason I

Avery Goldman

W 1:00-4:20 PM

PHL 511 – Kant II
Critique of Pure Reason II

Avery Goldman

W 1:00-4:20 PM

PHL 512 – Kant III
Critique of Practical Reason

Elizabeth Rottenberg

T 6:00-9:00 PM

PHENOMENOLOGY & THE QUESTION OF ORIGINS

PHL 629 – History, Genealogy, & Origins, in Heidegger, Nietzsche, Foucault

Will McNeill

T 1:00-4:20  PM

PHL 629 – History, Genealogy, & Origins, in Heidegger, Nietzsche, Foucault

Will McNeill

T 1:00-4:20 PM

PHL 565 – Merleau-Ponty I

Françoise Dastur

W 6:00-9:00 PM

CHINESE PHILOSOPHY,
AESTHETICS, POLITICS

PHL 500 – Chinese Philosophy

Franklin Perkins

M 6:00-9:00 PM

PHL 522 – Fanon

Darrell Moore

M 6:00-9:00 PM

PHL 587 – Levinas: Art & Politics

Tina Chanter

M 6:00-9:00 PM

2008-2009

Stream Topic
2008-2009
Autumn (sec 101) Winter (sec 201) Spring (sec 301)
The Body 

The Body in Daoist Thought

Franklin Perkins
Mon. 5:45-9:00

Leibniz on The Body
 
Franklin Perkins
Mon. 5:45-9:00

Topics/Continental PHL: The Body

Mary Jeanne Larrabee
Tue. 1:30-4:45

Kant and Hegel 

Hegel II: Science of Logic I

Kevin Thompson 
Tue. 1:30-4:45

Hegel II: Science of Logic II

Kevin Thompson
Tue. 1:30-4:45

Kant II: Critique of Judgement

Avery Goldman 
Tue. 5:45-9:00

Political Philosophy

The Subject of Politics I 

Peg Birmingham 
Thurs. 1:30-4:45

The Subject of Politics II

Peg Birmingham
Thurs. 1:30-4:45

Sexualities

Topics/Continental PHL: Sexuality

Tina Chanter
Wed. 5:45-9:00

Topics/Continental PHL: Queer Theory

Darrell Moore
Wed. 5:45-9:00

 

Continental Philosophy and Critique

Derrida I 

Michael Naas
Tue. 5:45-9:00

Topics/Continental PHL: Marxism

Bill Martin
Tue. 5:45-9:00

The Task of Critique

Elizabeth Millan-Zaibert
Wed. 5:45-9:00

Of Human Bondage

Topics/Continental PHL: Spivak

Namita Goswami
Thurs. 5:45-9:00

Human Being, Animal Being

H. Peter Steeves 
Thurs. 1:30-4:45

Topics in Ethics

Mollie Painter-Morland
Online

Hoelderlin: Philosophy & Poetry

Francoise Dastur
Thurs. 5:45-9:00 

Locke 

Patricia Werhane
MW 3:30-5:00

2007-2008

Stream Topic
2007-2008
Autumn (sec 101) Winter (sec 201) Spring (sec 301)
Sovereignty, Law, and Beyond 

Plato's Laws

Michael Naas
Tue. 1:30-4:45

Plato's Laws II

Michael Naas
Wed. 5:45–9:00

Zizek

Bill Martin
Tue. 5:45–9:00

Antigone(s)

Tragic Time in Aristotle's Poetics

Sean Kirkland
Tue. 5:45-9:00

Holderlin/Hegel/Derrida:
Caesura/Roconciliation/The Quasi-Transcendental
 

Kevin Thompson
Tue 1:30-4:45

Performative, Post-Colonial Politics of Antigone

Tina Chanter
Wed. 5:45-9:00

Rights, Property, And The Drive For Mastery

Topics in Psychoanalytic Theory: The Drive for Mastery

Elizabeth Rottenberg
Mon. 5:45-9:00

Topics in Psychoanalytic Theory: The Drive for Mastery

Elizabeth Rottenberg
Tue. 1:30-4:45

History of Philosophy

Descartes

Rick Lee
Mon. 5:45-9:00

Descartes

Rick Lee
Tue. 5:45-9:00

Social/Political Thought: Early American Political Thought


Darrell Moore
Thurs. 5:45–9:00

Heidegger and Hermeneutics

Being and Time I

Will McNeill
Thurs. 1:30-4:45

Being and Time II

Will McNeill
Thurs. 1:30-4:45

Hermeneutics

David Pellauer
Mon. 5:45–9:00

Beyond The Continent

Chinese Philosophy

Franklin Perkins 
Wed. 5:45-9:00

Latin American Philosophy

Elizabeth Millan-Zaibert
Thurs. 5:45–9:00

Postcolonial Feminist Theory

Namita Goswami
Thurs. 5:45–9:00 

2006-2007

Autumn

Winter

Spring

Contemporary French Philosophy

Tina Chanter

 

M 5:45-9:00

Plato II

Sean Kirkland

 

M 5:45-9:00

Critical Race Theory

Emmanuel Eze

 

M 5:45-9:00

Being and the Political Event: Arendt, Agamben, Badiou, I

Peg Birmingham

 

T 2:15-5:30

Foucault

Darrell Moore

 

W 5:45-9:00

 

Philosophy of History in German Idealism

Kevin Thompson

 

T 2:15-5:30

 

Moral Agency

Mollie Painter-Morland

 

T 5:45-9:00

Topics in Continental Philosophy

Michael Naas

 

T 2:15-5:30

Aquinas

Richard Lee

 

T 5:45-9:00

Plato I

Sean Kirkland

 

W 5:45-9:00

 

Being and the Political Event: Arendt, Agamben, Badiou, II

Peg Birmingham

 

W 2:15-5:30

Badiou

William Martin

 

W 5:45-9:00

Nature in German Romanticism And Ideal

Elizabeth Milan-Zaibert

 

TH 2:15-5:30

 

Topics in Continental Philosophy: Techne & Technicity I

Will McNeill

 

TH 2:15-5:30

Topics in Continental Philosophy: Techne & Technicity II

Will McNeill

 

TH 2:15-5:30

Ricouer on Selfhood

David Pellauer

 

TH 5:45-9:00

Nietzsche: The Life

David Krell

 

T 5:45-9:00

Nietzsche: The Work

David Krell

 

M 5:45-9:00

 

 

Topics in Continental Philosophy:: Heidegger, Hermeneutics, Religion

Ben Vedder

 

TH 5:45-9:00

Grad Course Descriptions

2005-2006

Stream Topic
2005–2006

 Autumn (sec 101)

 Winter (sec 201)

 Spring (sec 301)

Time and Memory

Aristotle

Sean Kirkland
Wed. 5:45–9:00

Heidegger

Will McNeill
Wed. 2:15–5:30

Ricouer

David Pellauer
Mon. 5:45–9:00

Politics Violence
Deception:
Arendt/Derrida

Derrida

Michael Naas
Thu. 5:45–9:00

Derrida/Arendt

Elizabeth Rottenberg
Wed. 5:45–9:00

Arendt

Peg Birmingham
Thu. 2:15–5:30

Aesthetics and
Feminist Theory

Aesthetics


Darrell Moore

Mon. 5:45–9:00

Kristeva, Art, and Abjection

Tina Chanter
Thu. 5:45–9:00

Postcolonial Feminism

Namita Goswami
Wed. 5:45–9:00

Early Modern
and Kant

Suarez


Rick Lee

Mon. 5:45–9:00

Spinoza


Frank Perkins

Mon. 5:45–9:00

Kant: Critique of
Judgment

Avery Goldman
Tue. 2:15–5:30

German Idealism

Hegel I:
Science of Logic

Kevin Thompson
Tue. 2:15–5:30

Hegel II:
Science of Logic

Kevin Thompson
Tue. 2:15–5:30

Marx: Capital


Bill Martin

Thu. 5:45–9:00

2004-2005

Stream Topic
2004–2005

 Autumn (sec 101)

 Winter (sec 201)

 Spring (sec 301)

Ancient Philosophy

Plato: Timaeus I

Michael Naas
Tue. 5:45–9:00

Plato: Timaeus II

Michael Naas
Mon. 5:45–9:00

Aristotle: Metaphysics

Sean Kirkland
Tue. 5:45–9:00

Modern Philosophy

Hume: Treatise on Human Nature

Peg Birmingham
Thu. 2:15–5:30

Kant: Critique of Pure Reason I

Avery Goldman
Thu. 2:15–5:30

Kant: Critique of
Pure Reason
II

Avery Goldman
Thu. 2:15–5:30

Hegel and the Frankfurt School

Adorno and the Frankfurt School I

Rick Lee
Mon. 5:45–9:00

Adorno and the Frankfurt School II

Rick Lee
Tue. 5:45–9:00

Hegel:
Philosophy of Right

Kevin Thompson
Tue. 2:15–5:30

German and French Nietzsche

Heidegger/
Nietzsche I

Will McNeill
Wed. 2:15–5:30

Heidegger/
Nietzsche II

Will McNeill
Wed. 2:15–5:30

The French Nietzsche


Elizabeth Rottenberg

Mon. 5:45–9:00

Social/
Political Philosophy

Locke: Second Treatise on Government


Darrell Moore

Wed. 5:45–9:00

Smith: Wealth of Nations and other writings


Patricia Werhane

Wed. 5:45–9:00

Cosmopolitanism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Jason Hill
Wed. 5:45–9:00