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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 17.01J / 24.04J Justice, Fall 2002 

      Cohen, Joshua, 1951- (2002-12)
      This course explores three broad questions about the values of liberty and equality and their place in a just society: • Which liberties must a just society protect? Freedom of expression? Sexual liberty? Economic liberty? ...
    • 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 ...
    • 24.00 Problems of Philosophy, Fall 2001 

      Haslanger, Sally Anne (2001-12)
      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 ...
    • 24.00 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 ...
    • 24.02 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. ...
    • 24.03 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 ...
    • 24.03 Relativism, Reason, & Reality, Fall 2002 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 24.111 Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2002 

      Hall, Edward J. (Edward Jonathon), 1966- (2002-06)
      Quantum mechanics is said to describe a world in which physical objects often lack "definite" properties, indeterminism creeps in at the point of "observation," ordinary logic does not apply, and distant events are perfectly ...
    • 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.
    • 24.119 Mind and Machines, Spring 2003 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 24.120 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; ...
    • 24.211 Theory of Knowledge, Fall 2003 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 24.241 Logic I, Fall 2002 

      McGee, Vann, 1949- (2002-12)
      Introduction to the aims and techniques of formal logic. The logic of truth functions and quantifiers. The concepts of validity and truth and their relation to formal deduction. Applications of logic and the place of logic ...
    • 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, ...
    • 24.400 Proseminar in Philosophy I, Fall 2003 

      Byrne, Alex (2003-12)
      An intensive seminar on the foundations of analytic philosophy for first-year graduate students. A large selection of classic texts, from Frege's Foundations of Arithmetic to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, ...