Seminar in Philosophy Thought
Experiments in Philosophy
June 12-30, 2017
Department of Philosophy
University of Colorado
course description: This team-taught course offers
graduate-level treatment of a number of thought experiments across
a wide range of areas in philosophy. It presupposes a strong
undergraduate background in philosophy but does not presuppose any
familiarity with the particular texts or issues to be discussed.
This course is a seminar, limited in enrollment to 20 students,
that involves a mixture of lecture and class discussion.
All required readings are listed below and are available as
electronic texts linked to this syllabus. Students are
expected to come to class each day having done the required
readings. To make this possible, students should do a good
amount of the readings prior to arriving in Boulder.
course requirements: In order to receive credit for this
course, students must submit a 15-20 pp. term paper by August
31st. For students who take the course for credit
and who choose the letter grade option, the final grade will be
based primarily on the term paper, but class participation will
also be taken into account.
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class meetings: All classes meet in Hellems 269 from 9:00 -