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Summer Courses

PHLB06H3F: Business Ethics

Instructor: TBC

Course Desciption: An examination of philosophical issues in ethics, social theory, and theories of human nature as they bear on business. What moral obligations do businesses have? Can social or environmental costs and benefits be calculated in a way relevant to business decisions? Do political ideas have a role within business?

 

PHLB33H3F:  God, Self, World

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: This course is a thematic introduction to the history of metaphysics, focusing on topics such as the nature of God, our own nature as human beings, and our relation to the rest of the world. We will read a variety of texts, from ancient to contemporary authors, that will introduce us to concepts such as substance, cause, essence and existence, mind and body, eternity and time, and the principle of sufficient reason. We will also look at the ethical implications of various metaphysical commitments.  

 

PHLB50H3Y:  Symbolic Logic I

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: An introduction to formal, symbolic techniques of reasoning. Sentential logic and quantification theory (or predicate logic), including identity will be covered. The emphasis is on appreciation of and practice in techniques, for example, the formal analysis of English statements and arguments, and for construction of clear and rigorous proofs.

 

PHLC14H3Y:  Topics in Non-Western Philosophy

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: Contemporary Philosophy, as taught in North America, tends to focus on texts and problematics associated with certain modes of philosophical investigation originating in Greece and developed in Europe and North America. There are rich alternative modes of metaphysical investigation, however, associated with Arabic, Indian, East Asian, and African philosophers and philosophizing. In this course, we will explore one or more topics drawn from metaphysics, epistemology, or value theory, from the points of view of these alternative philosophical traditions.

 

PHLC86H3S:  Issues in the Philosophy of the Mind

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: Advance Issues in the Philosophy of Mind. For example, an examination of arguments for and against the idea that machines can be conscious, can think, or can feel. Topics may include: Turing's test of machine intelligence, the argument based on Gödel's theorem that there is an unbridgeable gulf between human minds and machine capabilities, Searle's Chinese Room thought experiment.

 

PHLD90H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.

 

PHLD91H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.

 

PHLD92H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.

 

PHLD93H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.

 

PHLD94H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.

 

PHLD95H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.

 

PHLD96H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.

 

PHLD97H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.

 

PHLD98H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.

 

PHLD99H3Y: Independent Study

Instructor: TBC

Course Description: These courses are intended for qualified students who wish to engage in advanced level work on a well-defined topic of their choice. These courses are only available with the prior arrangement of an instructor.