Coming Attractions

Fall 2021

• PHIL 110 The Big Questions: Introduction to Philosophy

This is not final, but the syllabus will look similar to this one 

PHIL 535 Studies in Philosophy of Mind (with Professor Taylor Davis)

The Normative Mind (and It’s Many Uses)

Nearly every aspect of human life is regulated by a dense but invisible web of norms, a set of often unwritten rules that demarcate right from wrong, rational from irrational, appropriate from inappropriate, and acceptable from required or forbidden. The first part of this course will cover recent interdisciplinary work that understands norms as natural phenomena, and investigates how they evolved and what kinds of psychological resources underlie our facility with them. The rest of the course will consider a range of philosophical research that is relevant to and has the potential to be advanced by this work. This will include a special focus on three areas: 1) epistemic norms and their centrality to current debates in social and political epistemology, 2) sustainability norms and the role they play in social change and the transitional ethics of climate change, and 3) the relationship between normative psychology and contemporary discussions of identity, agency, and personhood.

 


Currently Playing

Spring 2020

• PHIL 590 Independent Study: Bias, Social Epistemology, and the Ethics of Algorithms

• PHIL 110 The Big Questions: Introduction to Philosophy

Lectures: T/Th 6p-6:50p STEW 130 / Recitations Sections: Th 11:30-5:20 STEW 279

Course Syllabus 

Course BrightSpace Page


Back Issues 

Fall 2020

• I am on sabbatical this semester

Spring 2020

• This semester I was honored to be a Faculty Fellow at the Purdue College of Liberal Arts Center for Humanistic Studies

Fall 2019

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

Private Selves, Public Personae: The Philosophy of Identities and the Sciences of the Mind HONR 399

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

I did not teach this academic year because I was lucky enough to be living the dream as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Spring 2018

Philosophy of Mind PHIL 435

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

Fall 2017

Normativity and the Psychology of Social Norms PHIL 535

Spring 2017

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

Dissertation Workshop Seminar PHIL 680

Fall 2016

• Moral Psychology and Climate Change PHIL 490

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

Spring 2016

• Minds, Mental Illness, and the Curious Case of Culture-bound Syndromes PHIL 535

Fall 2015

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

• Philosophy of Mind PHIL 435

Spring 2015

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110 Honors

Fall 2014

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

• Studies in Philosophy of Mind: Evolution and Externalism PHIL 535

Spring 2013

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

The Many Sides of Madness: Philosophy of Psychiatry PHIL 680

Fall 2012

Philosophy of Mind PHIL 435

Spring 2012

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

Studies in Philosophy of Mind: Agents Persons and Selves PHIL 535

Philosophy in David Foster Wallace PHIL 590 Independent Study

Fall 2011

Principles of Logic PHIL 150

Directed Readings in Norms and Informal Institutions PHIL 590: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Reading Seminar

Spring 2011

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

Philosophy of Mind PHIL 435

Moral Psychology PHIL 590 Independent Study

Fall 2010

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

Minds & Morals PHIL 490

Spring 2010

Studies in Philosophy of Mind: Modularity and the Architecture of the Human Mind PHIL 535

Philosophy of The Natural Sciences (Philosophy of Biology) PHIL 551

Fall 2009

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110 (Lecture, CRN 25220 Sec 019)

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110 (Section, CRN 25219 Sec 018)

Spring 2009

Philosophy of Mind PHIL 435

Mind & Morality PHIL 580

Fall 2008

Theories of Concepts PHIL 590 Independent Study

Spring 2008

Mind, Brains, and Programs: The Philosophic Foundations of Cognitive Science PHIL 490B

Studies in Philosophy of Mind: Physicalism, Dualism, Panpsychism PHIL 535

Fall 2007

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110

Philosophy of Mind PHIL 435

Spring 2006

Introduction to Symbolic Logic PHIL 201 (At Rutgers University)


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