Seminar on Living Philosopher

The Seminar on a Living Philosopher has been discontinued. Please Consult the Philosophy Major Requirements page here.

All majors not pursuing Honors in philosophy are required to register for PHIL 399: Seminar on Living Philosopher.*

Phil 399: Seminar on Living Philosopher

In this seminar, students engage in an in-depth examination of the work of a major contemporary philosopher, including relevant material from other authors. Toward the end of the term, that philosopher will visit campus for a few days to meet with students in class and give a lecture open to the university at large. Students will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with, and critique the ideas of, someone at the forefront of the field. This course may be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

* In the junior or senior year. Under exceptional circumstances, the Department Head may approve substituting Phil 473: Senior Thesis for this course.

Past Participants:

Winter 2012: Andy Clark
A philosopher of mind, cognitive scientist, and natural-born cyborg, Clark is Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the Philosophy Department at the University of Edinburgh. (Gregory)

Winter 2013: Shelly Kagan
Specializing in Ethics, and Social and Political Philosophy, Kagan is the Clark Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. (Mahon)

Winter 2014: Linda Martín Alcoff
Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She specializes in Continental Philosophy, Epistemology, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, Decolonial Theory, and Latin American Philosophy. (Verhage)

Winter 2015: Jesse Prinz
Prinz is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Prinz focuses on issues in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, moral psychology, aesthetics, and experimental psychology. (Gregory)

Winter 2016: Dale Jamieson
Jamieson is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at New York University. His work focuses on Bio- and Environmental Ethics, Environmental Studies, Climate Change, and Animal Studies. (Cooper)

Winter 2017: Susan Wolf
Susan Wolf is the Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill. She works chiefly in ethics and its close relations in philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, political philosophy, and aesthetics. Her interests range widely over moral psychology, value theory, and normative ethics.. (Smith)