Syllabuses and Course Materials

 

Please feel free to use these materials anyway you would like.

Philosophy of Astrobiology and Space Exploration -- unique course, super fun!

 

Intro to Philosophy

 

Ethics -- includes focus on value theory, including the value of existence.

 

Epistemology -- includes probabilistic and social epistemology as well as more traditional topics such as skepticism.

 

Philosophy of Religion

 

Philosophy of Science -- historical from the positivists through Kuhn, then topic-based.

 

Metaphysics  -- includes less common topics like time travel as well as more common topics like causation.

 

Advice on Writing Philosophy Papers

 

Advice on Writing Analytical Essays in the Humanities

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Intro Philosophy Syllabus
Introduction to Philosophy Syllabus.pdf
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Ethics Syllabus
This version of the course included value theory, including the value of existence and non-existence.
Ethics syllabus.pdf
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Epistemology Syllabus
This version of epistemology includes probabilistic and social epistemology as well as more traditional epistemological topics such as skepticism and the analysis of knowledge.
Epistemology Syllabus.pdf
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Philosophy of Religion Syllabus
Philosophy of Religion Syllabus.pdf
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Philosophy of Science Syllabus
This version of the course takes an historical approach from positivism to Kuhn, and then surveys topics after that. It follows Peter Godfrey-Smith's book, which I found to be excellent for teaching.
Philosophy of Science syllabus.pdf
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Philosophy of Astrobiology and Space Exploration
When I was researching this course I couldn't find anything else quite like it. This was phenomenal! Amazingly fun to talk about these issues with students.
Philosophy of Astrobiology syllabus.pdf
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Metaphysics Syllabus
This includes less typical issues such as time travel as well as the standard topics of free will and determinism, modality, causation, etc.
PHIL 313 Syllabus.pdf
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Advice on Writing Philosophy Papers
Advice On Writing Philosophy Papers.pdf
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Advice on Writing Analytical Essays in the Humanities
Advice On Writing Seminar Papers.pdf
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