Teaching

Spring 2018

Symbolic Logic
PHIL 301 MW 8:30-10:00 Psych 249

This course is a second course in formal logic, following
up on a first course involving propositional and predicate logic. It
is recommended for students who have already taken such a course, or for
students who have a strong background in mathematics. It will introduce
some of the proof techniques and formal apparatus that will be the focus
of Phil 403: Mathematical Logic, but with less of a focus on the metatheory
that is central to more advanced courses and more on the varieties of
logical theories, including alternatives to classical logic as well as extensions
of it through modal and other intensional logics. We will also learn
about various conditionals that have different truth conditions from those
studied in a first logic course.

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Philosophy of Religion: Perfect Being Theology
PHI 521 MW 10:00-11:30 Wilson Hall 104

This seminar will focus on conceptions of God, focusing
on the nature and prospects of perfect being theology, that conception
instanced in Anselm’s formula “that than which a greater cannot be
thought.” We will also compare this conception with alternative conceptions
of God.

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Fall 2017

Introduction to Scientific Reasoning
PHIL 102 MW 8:30-10:00 Wilson Hall 104

This course focuses on the nature of scientific reasoning,
both concerning individual hypothesis and involving theory testing.

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Introduction to Metaphysics
PHI 3481 MW 10:00-11:30 Wilson Hall 104

This course is an introduction to central debates of
contemporary analytic metaphysics. Metaphysics is concerned with the
nature of the most general kinds of things and the relationship between
these things. We will discuss the nature of and relationship between properties, material objects, persons, time, space, and modality. Prereqs: one
course in Philosophy at the 100 or 200-level, or permission of the instructor.
Priority given to majors in Philosophy & PNP.

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Courses I anticipate teaching at WUSTL
Phil 102 Introduction to Scientific Reasoning
Phil 301 Symbolic Logic
Phil 3113 Theory of Knowledge
Phil 306 Philosophy of Language
Phil 321 Philosophy of Science
Phil 327 Philosophy of Religion
Phil 3481 Intro to Metaphysics
Phil 4210 Topics in Advanced Philosophy of Science
Phil 4141 Advanced Epistemology
Phil 4142 Advanced Metaphysics
Phil 405 Philosophical Logic
Phil 4051 Philosophy of Logic
Phil 4061 Topics in the Philosophy of Language
Phil 4065 Advanced Philosophy of Language
Phil 502 Proseminar in Philosophy
Phil 508 SEMINAR: Topics in Analytic Philosophy
Phil 580: SEMINAR: any of—Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, Metaphysics

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