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    • 14.33 Economics Research and Communication, Fall 2004 

      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 ...
    • 9.59J / 24.905J Psycholinguistics, Spring 2005 

      Gibson, Edward (2005-06)
      This course covers central topics in language processing, including: the structure of language; sentence, discourse, and morphological processing; storage and access of words in the mental dictionary; speech processing; ...
    • 24.900 Introduction to Linguistics, Spring 2005 

      Flynn, Suzanne (2005-06)
      This core-curriculum linguistics class will provide some answers to basic questions about the nature of human language. Topics include the intricate system that governs language, how it is acquired, the similarities and ...
    • 24.119 Mind and Machines, Spring 2005 

      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 ...
    • 24.973 Advanced Semantics, Spring 2005 

      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 ...
    • 24.221 Metaphysics, Fall 2005 

      Yablo, Stephen (2005-12)
      This course focuses on the study of basic metaphysical issues concerning existence, the mind-body problem, personal identity, and causation plus its implications for freedom. The course explores classical as well as ...
    • 24.120 Moral Psychology, Fall 2005 

      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; ...
    • 24.00 Problems of Philosophy, Fall 2005 

      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 ...
    • 24.963 Linguistic Phonetics, Fall 2005 

      Flemming, Edward (2005-12)
      This course is a study of speech sounds: how we produce and perceive them and their acoustic properties. It explores the influence of the production and perception systems on phonological patterns and sound change. Acoustic ...
    • STS.006J / 24.06J Bioethics, Spring 2006 

      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 ...
    • 17.01J / 24.04J Justice, Spring 2006 

      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 ...
    • 17.007J / 17.006 / 24.237 / SP.601J / WGS.601J Feminist Political Thought, Spring 2006 

      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 ...
    • 24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life, Fall 2006 

      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. ...
    • 24.118 Paradox and Infinity, Fall 2006 

      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.
    • 24.906J / 21F.024J The Linguistic Study of Bilingualism, Fall 2006 

      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; ...
    • 24.09 Minds and Machines, Spring 2007 

      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 ...
    • SP.601J / 17.006J / 17.007J / 24.237J Feminist Theory, Spring 2008 

      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 ...
    • 24.244 Modal Logic, Fall 2009 

      Stalnaker, Robert (2009-12)
      This course covers sentential and quantified modal logic, with emphasis on the model theory ("possible worlds semantics"). Topics include soundness, completeness, characterization results for alternative systems, ...
    • SP.601J / 17.006 / 24.237 / WGS.601J Feminist Political Thought, Spring 2010 

      Wood, Elizabeth A. (2010-06)
      In this course we will examine the development of feminist theory over time. Some subjects we will examine in detail include suffrage and equality; radical feminism; psychoanalysis and feminism; theories of power; sexuality ...
    • 24.03 Good Food: The Ethics and Politics of Food Choices, Fall 2012 

      Haslanger, Sally (2012-12)
      This course explores the values (aesthetic, moral, cultural, religious, prudential, political) expressed in the choices of food people eat. It analyzes the decisions individuals make about what to eat, how society should ...