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  • Wood, Elizabeth A. (2008-06)
    This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years, feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions ...
  • Byrne, Alex (2007-06)
    This course is an introduction to many of the central issues in a branch of philosophy called philosophy of mind. Some of the questions we will discuss include the following. Can computers think? Is the mind an immaterial ...
  • Briggs, Rachael Amy; Rayo, Agustín (2006-12)
    In this class we will study a cluster of puzzles, paradoxes and intellectual wonders - from Zeno's Paradox to Godel's Theorem - and discuss their philosophical implications.
  • Flynn, Suzanne (2006-12)
    This course describes development of bilingualism in human history (from Lucy to present day). It focuses on linguistic aspects of bilingualism; models of bilingualism and language acquisition; competence versus performance; ...
  • Haslanger, Sally Anne (2006-12)
    Subject examines classic texts from the history of Western moral philosophy, and their answers to the question of what is the best way to live. These texts include works by Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, and J. S. ...
  • Surkan, Kim (2006-06)
    This course is designed as a focused survey of feminist political thought and theory, exploring the various and often competing ways feminists have framed discussions about sex, gender, and oppression. Beginning with a ...
  • Cohen, Joshua (2006-06)
    This course explores three fundamental questions about the ideal of a just society and the place of values of liberty and equality in such a society. Answers to the questions provided by three contemporary theories of ...
  • Hare, Caspar John, 1972-; Jones, David S. (David Shumway) (2006-06)
    Many difficult ethical questions have arisen from the explosive growth of biomedical research and the health-care industry since World War II. When and how should doctors be allowed to help patients end their lives? Should ...
  • Holton, Richard, 1962- (2005-12)
    The course is an examination of philosophical theories of action and motivation in the light of empirical findings from social psychology, sociology and neuroscience. Topics include Belief, Desire, and Moral Motivation; ...
  • Haslanger, Sally (2005-12)
    The course has two main goals: First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. This will be done through consideration of some perennial philosophical problems, e.g., the existence of God, reason and ...
  • Byrne, Alexander (2005-06)
    Examination of problems in the intersection of artificial intelligence, psychology, and philosophy. Issues discussed: whether people are Turing Machines, whether computers can be conscious, limitations on what computers ...
  • Fintel, Kai von; Heim, Irene (2005-06)
    Current work on semantics and questions of logic and meaning for syntactic systems in generative grammar. From the course home page: Course Description This course is the second of the three parts of our graduate introduction ...
  • Von Fintel, Kai (2004-12)
    Formal theories of context-dependency, presupposition, implicature, context-change, focus and topic. Special emphasis on the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics. Applications to the analysis of quantification, ...
  • Ellison, Sara (2004-12)
    This course will guide students through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results. All students will be expected to have ...
  • Richards, Norvin W. (2004-06)
    This class will provide some answers to basic questions about the nature of human language. Throughout the course, we will be learning (in many different ways) that human language is a surprisingly intricate -- yet ...
  • Hawley, Patrick (2003-12)
    This course focuses on the study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and ...
  • Byrne, Alexander (2003-06)
    Examination of problems in the intersection of artificial intelligence, psychology, and philosophy. Issues discussed: whether people are Turing Machines, whether computers can be conscious, limitations on what computers ...
  • Von Fintel, Kai (2003-06)
    Current work on semantics and questions of logic and meaning for syntactic systems in generative grammar.
  • Steriade, Donca; Kenstowicz, Michael (2002-12)
    24.901 is designed to give you a preliminary understanding of how the sound systems of different languages are structured, how and why they may differ from each other. The course also aims to provide you with analytical ...
  • Yablo, Stephen (2002-12)
    An examination of philosophical issues on the theme of relativism. Are moral standards relative to cultures and/or moral frameworks? Are there incompatible or non-comparable ways of thinking about the world that are somehow ...
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