Programs by Campus
- PHIL–P 512 Aristotle (3 cr.)
- PHIL–P 515 Medieval Philosophy (3 cr.)
- PHIL–P 522 Plato (3 cr.) Selected topics from the philosophies of one or more of the following: Continental rationalists (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz), British empiricists (Locke, Berkeley, Hume), and Kant. May be repeated twice with consent of instructor(s).
- PHIL–P 526 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (3 cr.) Selected topics as announced.
- PHIL–P 530 Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy I (3 cr.) Nineteenth-century British idealism, early Russell, and Moore.
- PHIL–P 531 Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy II (3 cr.) Logical atomism and logical positivism.
- PHIL–P 532 Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy III (3 cr.) Trends in recent analytic philosophy.
- PHIL–P 535 Phenomenology and Existentialism (3 cr.) Selected topics as announced.
- PHIL–P 595 Intensive Reading: Ancient Philosophy from the Greek or Latin Texts (arr. cr.) Substantive philosophical topics investigated directly from Greek or Latin texts. Reading knowledge of ancient Latin or Greek required. May be repeated for credit.
- PHIL–P 596 Intensive Reading: Medieval Philosophy from the Sources (arr. cr.) Substantive philosophical topics investigated directly from Latin or Hebrew texts. Reading knowledge of medieval Latin or Hebrew required. May be repeated for credit.
- PHIL–P 597 Intensive Reading: Modern Philosophy from the Sources (cr. arr.) Substantive philosophical topics investigated directly from modern foreign language texts. Reading knowledge of language or languages involved is required. May be repeated for credit. (arr. cr.) Substantive philosophical topics investigated directly from Latin or Hebrew texts. Reading knowledge of medieval Latin or Hebrew required. May be repeated for credit.
- PHIL–P 710 Seminar: Topics in History of Philosophy (3 cr.) Selected topics from ancient, medieval, or modern philosophy. May be repeated.
- PHIL–P 748 Seminar in American Philosophy (3 cr.) Advanced study of a principal philosopher or a set of selected topics in classical American philosophy.
- PHIL–P 520 Philosophy of Language (3 cr.) Advanced study of selected topics.
- PHIL–P 546 Philosophy of Art (3 cr.) In-depth discussion of contemporary aesthetic theories.
- PHIL–P 553 Philosophy of Science (3 cr.) The aim of this course is to gain a thorough understanding of the basic issues in the philosophy of science. Attention will be given to issues such as the cognitive significance of theories, the scientific method (hypothesis formation, theory construction, and testing), research paradigms, reductivism, and social epistemology.
- PHIL–P 561 Philosophy of Mind (3 cr.) In-depth discussion of representative contemporary theories.
- PHIL–P 570 Philosophical Psychology (3 cr.)
- PHIL–P 720 Seminar: Philosophy of Language (3 cr.) Advanced topics in the philosophy of language; e.g., reference, meaning of truth, nature of language.
- PHIL–P 540 Contemporary Ethical Theories (3 cr.) Fundamental problems of ethics in contemporary analytic philosophy, from G. E. Moore’s Principia Ethica to present.
- PHIL–P 541 Selected Topics in the History of Ethics (3 cr.) Selected topics in the history of ethics, ancient, medieval, or modern.
- PHIL–P 542 The Ethics and Values of Philanthropy (3 cr.) An inquiry into the ethics and values of philanthropy, rooted in a general understanding of philanthropy as voluntary action of the public good and as an ethical ideal. A consideration of philanthropic activity in light of the ideal.
- PHIL–P 548 Clinical Ethics Practicum (3 cr.) This course provides learning experiences both in the classroom and in clinical settings, enabling students to fully appreciate ethical issues that face health care professionals. The course will be team taught by IUPUI faculty and clinicians, with support from the IU Center for Bioethics.
- PHIL–P 694 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr.) A rigorous examination of bioethical theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on moral and conceptual issues embedded in biomedical research, clinical practice, and social policy relating to the organization and delivery of health care.
- PHIL–P 740 Seminar: Ethical Theory (3 cr.) Selected topics in ethical theory.
Social and Political Philosophy
- PHIL–P 543 Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy (3 cr.)
- PHIL–P 544 Selected Topics in History of Social and Political Philosophy (3 cr.) Selected topics in the history of social and political philosophy, ancient, medieval, or modern.
- PHIL–P 743 Seminar: Social and Political Theory (3 cr.) Selected topics in social and political theory.
- PHIL–P 545 Legal Philosophy (3 cr.) An introduction to major legal philosophers and fundamental legal philosophical questions.
- PHIL–P 350 Logic of Sets (3 cr.)
- PHIL–P 505 Logical Theory I (3 cr.) P: P250 or equivalent. A survey of modern logic consisting of syntactic and semantic (proof-theoretic and model-theoretic) treatments of the propositional and predicate calculi.
- PHIL–P 506 Logical Theory II (3 cr.) P: P505 or equivalent. A survey of central metatheoretic topics in modern logic with special emphasis on (a) model theory and first-order completeness, (b) incompleteness and undecidability results of Gödel and Church, and (c) recursive function theory.
- PHIL–P 550 Systems of Modal Logic (3 cr.) P: P251 or consent of instructor. Formal semantical and syntactical analysis of modal concepts, including temporal, dontic, epistemic, and general pragmatic modalities.
- PHIL–P 551 Philosophy and Foundations of Mathematics (3 cr.) P: P251 or consent of instructor. P350. Philosophical and formal investigations on the foundations of mathematics. Examination of logicism, on the nature of mathematics, mathematical entities, and mathematical truth. Gödel’s incompleteness theorem and its philosophical significance.
- PHIL–P 552 Philosophy of Logic (3 cr.) P: P251 or consent of instructor. Philosophical issues on the nature of logic, alternative logics, the ontological commitments of logic, the analytic-synthetic dichotomy, the analysis of logical truth, etc. History of logic.
- PHIL–P 750 Seminar: Logical Theory (3 cr.) Selected problems in the interpretation and application of logical systems. Topics such as model theory, nonstandard logics, and theory of meaning will be discussed.
- PHIL–P 751 Seminar: Logic (3 cr.) Selected topics in advanced logic; e.g., set theory, recursive function theory, foundations of mathematics.
- PHIL–P 560 Metaphysics (3 cr.) In-depth discussion of representative contemporary theories.
- PHIL–P 571 Philosophy of Nature (3 cr.) In-depth study of representative contemporary theories of space, time, causality, action, dispositions, and particulars.
- PHIL–P 760 Seminar: Metaphysics and Epistemology (3 cr.) Advanced topics in metaphysic or epistemology, or both.
Theory of Knowledge
- PHIL–P 562 Theory of Knowledge (3 cr.) Twentieth-century developments.
- PHIL–P 730 Seminar: Contemporary Philosophy (3 cr.) Twentieth-century developments.
Philosophy of Science
- PHIL–X 456 Historical Development of Philosophy of Science (3 cr.)
- PHIL–X 551 Survey of the Philosophy of Science I (3 cr.)
- PHIL–X 552 Survey of the Philosophy of Science II (3 cr.)
- PHIL–X 571 Research Topics in the Philosophy of Science (1–3 cr.)
- PHIL–X 600 Advanced Readings Course (arr. cr.) **These courses are eligible for a deferred grade.
- PHIL–X 654 Seminar: Philosophy of the Social Sciences (4 cr.)
- PHIL–X 683 Philosophical Problems of Quantum Mechanics (4 cr.)
- PHIL–X 691 Seminar: Philosophical Problems of Space and Time I (4 cr.)
- PHIL–X 692 Seminar: Philosophical Problems of Space and Time II (4 cr.)
- PHIL–X 755 Special Topics in the Philosophy of Science I (2–5 cr.)
- PHIL–X 756 Special Topics in the Philosophy of Science II (2–5 cr.)
- PHIL–G 599 Thesis Research (0 cr.)
- PHIL–G 901 Advanced Research (6 cr.)
- PHIL–P 590 Intensive Reading (1–3 cr.) A tutorial course involving in-depth consideration of a specific philosophical area of problem or author. May be repeated for credit.
- PHIL–P 803 Master’s Thesis in Philosophy (arr. cr.) **These courses are eligible for a deferred grade.
- PHIL–P 805 Doctor’s Thesis in Philosophy (arr. cr.) **These courses are eligible for a deferred grade.