Proseminar in Philosophy II

A color illustration of a trolley headed towards two tracks: one with six people tied to it, the other with one person tied to it. On the side, a man stands with his hand on a lever.

An illustration of The Trolley Problem, one of the ethical dilemmas explored in this seminar’s readings. (Image courtesy of John Holbo on Flickr. License CC BY-NC.)


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Spring 2020



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This course is an advanced study of the basic problems of philosophy and is intended for first-year graduate students in philosophy. It is an intensive seminar on selected highlights of analytic philosophy from roughly 1960 to the present. The seminar is divided into five sections: Language, Metaphysics, Mind, Epistemology, and Moral/Political Philosophy.

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Alex Byrne, and Roger White. 24.401 Proseminar in Philosophy II. Spring 2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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