Summer 2020 Courses

PHL 113H5F    Introduction to Philosophy: Persons and Values (HUM)
Instructor: TBD           M 11-1/ W 11-1                                                                                                                                                      Delivery Mode:            In-person

This introductory course explores philosophical theories of human nature, morality, justice, the good life, freedom, and responsibility. A variety of traditional and contemporary perspectives will be considered. Note: Students may take either or both PHL113H5 and PHL103H5, in any order or simultaneously. The two courses differ only in the philosophical topics they cover.

Exclusions: PHL105Y5 or PHL102H5 or PHL100Y1 or PHL101Y1 or PHL201H1 or PHLA10H3

PHL 245H5Y    Modern Symbolic Logic (HUM)
Instructor: TBD           M 6-9                                                                                                                                                        Delivery Mode:           In-person                                                                                                                                                        Note:                            This half credit (0.5) course is offered over the full academic session

An introduction to formal deductive logic. Semantics, symbolization, and techniques of natural deduction in sentential logic. Symbolization, natural deduction, and models in monadic predicate logic. Symbolization and natural deduction with polyadic predicates. Introduction to advanced concepts in first-order logic, such as operations, identity, and models. [36L]

Exclusions: PHL245H1 and PHLB50H3
Recommended Prep: PHL103H5 or PHL113H5

PHL 245H5Y    Science Fiction and Philosophy
Instructor: TBD           M 11-2/ W 11-2                                                                                                                                                      Delivery Mode:            In-person

Science fiction is a rich resource for philosophical thinking. Are we in a matrix? Are there alternative realities? Is teleportation, or telepathy, or telekinesis, or time travel, possible? In addition, philosophical thought experiments often include elements of science fiction, like twin-earths, zombies, swamp people, inverted spectra, brain-splitting, eternal recurrences, and evil demons. This course considers these topics — both some philosophy of science fiction and some science fiction in philosophy.

Prerequisites: PHL101H5 or PHL102H5 or PHL103H5 or PHL105Y5 or PHL113H5 or 4.0 credits.

PHL 267HS    Feminism (HUM)
Instructor: TBD           TU 6-9/ TH 6-9                                                                                                                                                      Delivery Mode:            In-person

Main types of feminist theory: liberal, Marxist, Existential and “Radical.” A number of ethical, political and psychological issues are considered.

Exclusions: PHL277Y5 or PHL367H1 or PHLB13H3
Prerequisites: PHL101H5 or PHL102H5 or PHL103H5 or PHL105Y5 or PHL113H5 or 4.0 credits.

PHL 370H5F    Issues in Philosophy of Law
Instructor: Sepielli, A.           TU 10-1/ TH 10-1                                                                                                                                        Delivery Mode:                       In-person

Major issues in philosophy of law, e.g., responsibility and punishment, the obligation to obey the law, legal positivism, law and morality. [36L]

Prerequisites: 1.5 credits in PHL
Recommended Prep: PHL271H5 or PHL277Y5