Philosophy Courses

Key to Course Descriptions.

For Distribution Requirement purposes, all PHL courses, with the exception of PHL245H1, are classified as HUMANITIES COURSES.

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First Year Seminar [24S]

First Year Seminar [52S]

Undergraduate seminar that focuses on specific ideas, questions, phenomena or controversies, taught by a regular Faculty member deeply engaged in the discipline. Open only to newly admitted first year students. It may serve as a distribution requirement course; Details here..

Some of the courses listed here bear prefixes other than PHL. These courses may be credited toward any of the Programs in Philosophy. They are cross-listed here for convenience but students should consult the primary listings for course descriptions.

Introduction to Philosophy [48L, 24T]

An introduction to the central branches of philosophy, such as logic, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy. Writings from the central figures in the history of Western and non-Western philosophy, as well as contemporary philosophers, may be considered. The course is concerned with such questions as: What is sound reasoning? What can we know? What is ultimately real? Is morality rational? Do humans have free will? Is there a God?
Exclusion: PHL102Y1, PHL201H1


Note: No 200-series course has a 100-series PHL course as Prerequisite.

Ancient Philosophy [72L]

Central texts of the pre-socratics, Plato, Aristotle, and post-Aristotelian philosophy.

Modes of Reasoning

See “Trinity College Courses”

Introductory Philosophy [36L]

An introduction to philosophy focusing on the connections among its main branches: logic, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and ethics. This course is intended for those with little or no philosophy background but who have completed four FCEs in any subject.
Exclusion: PHL100Y1, 102Y1, or more than 1.0 PHL course
Prerequisite: Four FCEs in any subject

Early Medieval Philosophy [36L]

A study of issues such as the relations of reason and faith, the being and the nature of God, and the problem of universals, in the writings of such philosophers as Augustine, Boethius, Anselm and Abelard.

Later Medieval Philosophy [36L]

A study of issues such as the relations of reason and faith, the being and the nature of God, and the structure of the universe, in the writings of such philosophers as Aquinas and Ockham.

17th-and 18th-Century Philosophy [72L]

Central texts of such philosophers as Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

Introduction to Continental Philosophy [36L]

An introduction to some of the post-Hegelian thinkers who inspired the various philosophical movements broadly referred to as “continental,” such as phenomenology, existentialism, deconstruction, and post-modernism. Questions include the will, faith, death, existence, history and politics, rationality and its limits, encountering an other. Authors studied may include: Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre.
Exclusion: PHL215H1, PHL220H1

Knowledge and Reality [36L]

An introduction to issues in the fundamental branches of philosophy: metaphysics, which considers the overall framework of reality; epistemology, or the theory of knowledge; and related problems in the philosophy of science. Topics in metaphysics may include: mind and body, causality, space and time, God, freedom and determinism; topics in epistemology may include perception, evidence, belief, truth, skepticism.
Exclusion: PHL230H1, PHL231H1

Philosophy of Religion [36L]

Some central issues in the philosophy of religion such as the nature of religion and religious faith, arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, varieties of religious experience, religion and human autonomy. (Offered in alternate years)
Exclusion: PHL236Y1

History of Chinese Philosophy [36L]

An historical and systematic introduction to the main phases of Chinese philosophical development, including Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism; the challenge of Western thought and the development of modern Chinese Philosophy.
Exclusion: EAS241H1, RLG274H1

Persons, Minds and Bodies [36L]

Consciousness and its relation to the body; personal identity and survival; knowledge of other minds; psychological events and behaviour.

Philosophy of Human Sexuality [36L]

Philosophical issues about sex and sexual identity in the light of biological, psychological and ethical theories of sex and gender; the concept of gender; male and female sex roles; “perverse” sex; sexual liberation; love and sexuality.

Human Nature [36L]

Aspects of human nature, e.g., emotion, instincts, motivation. Theories of human nature, e.g., behaviourism, psychoanalysis.

Modern Symbolic Logic [36L]

The application of symbolic techniques to the assessment of arguments. Propositional calculus and quantification theory. Logical concepts, techniques of natural deduction.
Exclusion: CSC330H1
PHL245H1 does not count as a Distribution Requirement course.

Probability and Inductive Logic [36L]

The elements of axiomatic probability theory and its main interpretations (frequency, logical, and subjective). Reasoning with probabilities in decision-making and science.
Recommended preparation: PHL245H1

Critical Reasoning [36L]

The area of informal logic - the logic of ordinary language, usually non-deductive. Criteria for the critical assessment of arguments as strong or merely persuasive. Different types of arguments and techniques of refutation; their use and abuse.
Exclusion: TRN200Y1

Introductory Philosophy of Science

See “History & Philosophy of Science & Technology”

Introduction to Cognitive Science [72L]

An introduction to the problems, theories and research strategies central to an interdisciplinary field focussing on the nature and organization of the human mind and other cognitive systems. Interrelations among the philosophical, psychological, linguistic and computer science aspects of the field are emphasized.

Introduction to Political Philosophy [36L]

An introduction to central issues in political philosophy, e.g., political and social justice, liberty and the criteria of good government. The writings of contemporary political philosophers, as well as major figures in the history of philosophy may be considered.

Philosophy and Social Criticism [36L]

Is the objective of philosophy to understand and interpret the world, or to change it? A study of theorists who have taken philosophy to be a tool for social criticism. Topics studied may include feminism, critical race theory, anti-consumerism, the critique of mass society, and conservative cultural criticism.

Law and Morality        [36L]

Justifications for the legal enforcement of morality; particular ethical issues arising out of the intersection of law and morality, such as punishment, freedom of expression and censorship, autonomy and paternalism, constitutional protection of human rights.

Environmental Ethics [36L]

A study of environmental issues raising questions of concern to moral and political philosophers, such as property rights, responsibility for future generations, and the interaction of human beings with the rest of nature. Typical issues: sustainable development, alternative energy, the preservation of wilderness areas, animal rights.

Introduction to Ethics        [36L]

An introduction to central issues in ethics or moral philosophy, such as the objectivity of values, the nature of moral judgements, rights and duties, the virtues, and consequentialism. Readings may be drawn from a variety of contemporary and historical sources.

Bioethics        (formerly PHL281Y1) [36L]

An introduction to the study of moral and legal problems in medical practice and in biomedical research; the development of health policy. Topics include: concepts of health and disease, patient rights, informed consent, allocation of scarce resources, euthanasia, abortion, genetic and reproductive technologies, human research, and mental health.
Exclusion: PHL281Y1

Aesthetics [36L]

An historical and systematic introduction to the main questions in the philosophy of art and beauty from Plato to the present. These include the relation between art and beauty, the nature of aesthetic experience, definitions and theories of art, the criteria of excellence in the arts, and the function of art criticism.

Business Ethics [36L]

Philosophical issues in ethics, social theory, and theories of human nature insofar as they bear on contemporary conduct of business. Issues include: Does business have moral responsibilities? Can social costs and benefits be calculated? Does modern business life determine human nature or the other way around? Do political ideas and institutions such as democracy have a role within business?

Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. Details here.



ALL 300-series courses have a Prerequisite of three half courses (or equivalent) in philosophy, with the exception of PHL 345-349. There is also a general Prerequisite of 7.5 courses (in any field). Only specific courses required or recommended are listed below. Students who do not meet the Prerequisite for a particular course but believe that they have adequate preparation must obtain the permission of the instructor to gain entry to the course.

Early Greek Philosophy [36L]

A study of selected Greek philosophers before Plato. Topics may include the Presocratic natural philosophers, Parmenides and the Eleatics, and the so-called sophistic movement.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1

Ancient Philosophy After Aristotle [36L]

A study of selected themes in post-Aristotelian philosophy. Topics may include Stoicism, Epicureanism, Neoplatonism, and various forms of scepticism.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1

Bases of Cognition        [36L]

See “University College Courses

Plato [36L]

Selected metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical themes in Plato’s dialogues.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1

Aristotle [36L]

Selected anthropological, ethical and metaphysical themes in the works of Aristotle.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1

Augustine [36L]

Central themes in St. Augustine’s Christian philosophy, such as the problem of evil, the interior way to God, the goal of human life and the meaning of history.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1/PHL205H1

Aquinas [36L]

Philosophical innovations that St. Thomas Aquinas made in the course of constructing a systematic theology: essence and existence, the Five Ways, separate intelligences, the human soul and ethics.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1/PHL205H1/PHL206H1

Topics in Medieval Philosophy [36L]

Study of a major philosophical figure from the medieval period, such as Anselm, Abelard, Bonaventure, Maimonides, Avicenna, Duns Scotus, William of Ockham; or consideration of a central philosophical topic in a variety of medieval authors, for example, universals, individuation, the existence of God, free will and free choice, eternity and creation.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1/PHL205H1/PHL206H1

The Rationalists [36L]

Central philosophical problems in philosophers such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and their contemporaries.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1

The Empiricists [36L]

Central philosophical problems in philosophers such as Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and their contemporaries.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1

Topics in 17th and 18th Century Philosophy [36L]

Central philosophical problems arising in the early modern period.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1

Kant (formerly PHL312H1) [36L]

A systematic study of The Critique of Pure Reason.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1
Exclusion: PHL312H1

Topics in 19th-Century Philosophy [36L]

Central philosophical problems arising in the 19th century.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1

Hegel [36L]

An examination of Hegel’s project of absolute knowing, its philosophical assumptions, and its implications for history, science and experience.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1

Marx and Marxism [36L]

An examination of some of the leading themes in the philosophy of Karl Marx. Developments of Marxist philosophy by later thinkers, and critics of Marxism, may also be considered.
Exclusion: PHL216H1, PHL318H1
Recommended Preparation: PHL265H1/POL200Y1

Philosophy and Psychoanalytic [36L]

A study of the fundamentals of psychoanalytic theory from a philosophical perspective, focusing on the works of Freud and others. Topics include mind (conscious and unconscious), instinctual drives, mechanisms of defence, the structure of personality, civilization, the nature of conscience, and the status of psychoanalysis.

Phenomenology [36L]

Phenomenology is a method used in the analysis of human awareness and subjectivity. It has been applied in the social sciences, in the humanities, and in philosophy. Texts studied are from Husserl and later practitioners, e.g., Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Gurwitsch, and Ricoeur.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1/PHL217H1

Heidegger [36L]

Some work from the 1920’s (either Being and Time or contemporary lectures) and selections from Heidegger’s later work on poetry, technology, and history are studied. Heidegger’s position within phenomenology and within the broader history of thought is charted.
Prerequisite: PHL217H1

Contemporary Continental        [36L]

German and French philosophy after World War II, focusing on such topics as: debates about humanism, hermeneutics, critical theory, the structuralist movement, its successors such as deconstruction. Typical authors: Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Derrida.
Prerequisite: PHL217H1

Social and Cultural Theory [36L]

A study of philosophical approaches to understanding various aspects of contemporary culture and/or society. Topics may include theories of modernity, capitalism and consumerism, architecture and design, cultural pluralism, globalization, media and internet.

Early Analytic Philosophy [36L]

An examination of some of the classic texts of early analytic philosophy, concentrating on the work of Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein.
Prerequisite: PHL245H1 and one of PHL232H1/PHL240H1

Wittgenstein [36L]

Wittgenstein’s views on the structure and function of language, meaning, the possibility of a private language, and the concepts of feeling and thinking.
Prerequisite: One of PHL210Y1/PHL232H1/PHL240H1

Metaphysics [36L]

Historical and systematic approaches to topics in metaphysics, such as the nature of reality, substance and existence, necessity and possibility, causality, universals and particulars.
Prerequisite: PHL232H1
Exclusion: PHL330Y1

Epistemology [36L]

Historical and systematic approaches to topics in the theory of knowledge, such as truth, belief, justification, perception, a priori knowledge, certitude, skepticism, other minds.
Prerequisite: PHL232H1
Exclusion: PHL330Y1

Issues in Philosophy of Religion [36L]

Some specific problem(s) in the philosophy of religion, such as the relationship of religious faith and religious belief, the ontological argument for the existence of God, theories about divine transcendence, the philosophical presuppositions of religious doctrines, the modern critique of religion.

Islamic Philosophy [36L]

An introduction to the major thinkers in classical Islamic philosophy, with emphasis placed on developing a properly philosophical understanding of the issues and arguments. Topics include the existence of God; creation and causality; human nature and knowledge; the nature of ethical obligations; and the constitution of the ideal political state.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1

Topics in Chinese Philosophy [36L]

An intermediate level treatment of such topics as: human nature; good and evil; the role of emotions; the metaphysical ultimate.
Prerequisite: PHL237H1

Jewish Philosophy [36L]

A selection of texts and issues in Jewish philosophy, for example, Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed, Buber’s The Prophetic Faith, prophecy and revelation, Divine Command and morality, creation and eternity, the historical dimension of Jewish thought.

Issues in Philosophy of Mind [36L]

Typical issues include: the mind-brain identity theory; intentionality and the mental; personal identity.
Prerequisite: One of UNI250Y1/PHL240H1

Freedom, Responsibility, and Human Action [36L]

Human action, and the nature of freedom and responsibility in the light of contemporary knowledge concerning the causation of behaviour.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1/PHL232H1/PHL240H1

Minds and Machines [36L]

Topics include: philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence theory; the computational theory of the mind; functionalism vs. reductionism; the problems of meaning in the philosophy of mind.

Women in Western Political Thought [48L]

An examination of social and political thought concerning the nature of women and their role in society, including the relation between the family and “civil society”. The debate between Aristotle and Plato; treatment by early modern individualism; the anti-individualist theory; some major contemporary perspectives, especially liberal and Marxist feminism. (Given by the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science)
Prerequisite: PHL265H1/PHL267H1/POL200Y1/ WGS262Y1

Intermediate Logic [36L]

A sequel to PHL245H1, developing skills in quantificational logic and treating of definite descriptions. The system developed is used to study a selection of the following topics: philosophical uses of logic, formal systems, set theory, non-classical logics, and metalogic.
Prerequisite: PHL245H1 and a full course in PHL/CSC/MAT

Philosophy of Mathematics [36L]

Platonism versus nominalism, the relation between logic and mathematics, implications of Gödel’s theorem, formalism and intuitionism.
Prerequisite: PHL245H1 and a full course in PHL/CSC/MAT

Modal Logic [36L]

Formal study of the concepts of necessity and possibility; modal propositional and quantificational logic; possible-worlds semantics; the metaphysics of modality.
Prerequisite: PHL245H1 and a full course in PHL/CSC/MAT

Metalogic (formerly PHL344H1) [36L]

Soundness and completeness of propositional and quantificational logic, undecidability of quantificational logic, and other metalogical topics.
Exclusion: MAT309H1/CSC438H1, PHL344H1
Prerequisite: PHL245H1 and a full course in PHL/CSC/MAT

Set Theory [36L]

Axiomatic set theory developed in a practical way, as a logical tool for philosophers, with some attention to philosophical problems surrounding it.
Prerequisite: PHL245H1 and a full course in PHL/CSC/MAT

Revolution in Science

See “History and Philosophy of Science and Technology”

Philosophy of Language [36L]

The nature of language as a system of human communication, theories of meaning and meaningfulness, the relation of language to the world and to the human mind.
Prerequisite: PHL245H1 and one of PHL232H1/PHL240H1

Philosophy of Natural Science [36L]

The structure and methods of science: explanation, methodology, realism and instrumentalism.
Recommended preparation: A solid background in science or HPS250H1/PHL246H1

Philosophy of Physics [36L]

Introduction to philosophical issues which arise in modern physics, especially in Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Topics include: the nature of spacetime, conventionality in geometry, determinism, and the relation between observation and existence.
Prerequisite: One full course in MAT/PHY; two full courses is recommended.

Philosophy of Biology [36L]

Philosophical issues in the foundations of biology, e.g., the nature of life, evolutionary theory; controversies about natural selection; competing mechanisms, units of selection; the place of teleology in biology; biological puzzles about sex and sexual reproduction; the problem of species; genetics and reductionism; sociobiology; natural and artificial life.
Recommended preparation: HPS250H1/PHL246H1. Students with a background in Biology are exempt from the Prerequisite of 1.5 courses in Philosophy

Philosophy of History [36L]

Typical questions include: Has history any meaning? Can there be general theories of history? How are the findings of historians related to the theories of metaphysics and of science? Is history deterministic? Must the historian make value judgements? Is history science or an art? Are there historical forces or spirits of an epoch?

Political Philosophy [36L]

A study of some of the central problems of political philosophy, addressed to historical and contemporary political theorists.
Prerequisite: PHL265H1/POL200Y1

Topics in Political Philosophy [39L]

A focused examination of a selected issue in political philosophy.
Prerequisite: PHL265H1/POL200Y1

Philosophy of Feminism (formerly PHL267H1) [36L]

Selected issues and topics in the philosophy of feminism.
Prerequisite: PHL265H1/PHL268H1
Exclusion: PHL267H1

Issues in Philosophy of Law [36L]

Major issues in philosophy of law, such as legal positivism and its critics, law and liberalism, feminist critiques of law, punishment and responsibility.
Prerequisite: PHL271H1
Recommended preparation: PHL265H1

Issues in Environmental Ethics [36L]

An intermediate-level examination of key issues in environmental philosophy, such as the ethics of animal welfare, duties to future generations, deep ecology, ecofeminism, sustainable development and international justice.
Prerequisite: PHL273H1

Ethics [36L]

An intermediate-level study of selected issues in moral philosophy, or of influential contemporary or historical works in ethical theory.
Prerequisite: PHL275H1

Topics in Moral Philosophy [39L]

A focused examination of a selected issue in moral philosophy.
Prerequisite: PHL275H1

War and Morality [36L]

Moral and political issues concerning warfare: the theory of the “just war”, pacifism, moral constraints on the conduct of war, war as an instrument of foreign policy, the strategy of deterrence. Special attention to the implications of nuclear weapons.
Prerequisite: PHL265H1/PHL275H1

Global Bioethics [36L]

An intermediate-level study of moral problems that arise in international contexts, including issues of special interest in bioethics: moral universalism and relativism; global distributive justice; poverty relief and international aid; international health disparities; globalization and health; HIV/AIDS; intellectual property and access to essential medicines; clinical trials in developing countries; exploitation and the 10/90 gap.
Prerequisite: PHL281H1

Ethics and Medical Research [36L]

An intermediate-level study of problems in biomedical and behavioural research with human subjects: informed voluntary consent, risk and benefit, experimental therapy, randomized clinical trials, research codes and legal issues, dependent groups (human embryos, children, the aged, hospital patients, the dying, prisoners, the mentally ill.
Prerequisite: PHL281H1

Ethics: Death and Dying [36L]

An intermediate-level study of moral and legal problems, including the philosophical significance of death, the high-tech prolongation of life, definition and determination of death, suicide, active and passive euthanasia, the withholding of treatment, palliative care and the control of pain, living wills; recent judicial decisions.
Prerequisite: PHL281H1

Ethics and Mental Health [36L]

An intermediate-level study of moral and legal problems, including the concepts of mental health and illness, mental competence, dangerousness and psychiatric confidentiality, mental institutionalization, involuntary treatment and behaviour control, controversial therapies; legal issues: the Mental Health Act, involuntary commitment, the insanity defence.
Prerequisite: PHL281H1

Ethics, Genetics and Reproduction [36L]

An intermediate-level study of moral and legal problems, including the ontological and moral status of the human embryo and fetus; human newborn, carrier and prenatal genetic screening for genetic defect, genetic therapy; the reproductive technologies (e.g., artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization); recent legislative proposals and judicial decisions.
Prerequisite: PHL281H1

Issues in Aesthetics [36L]

Selected topics in the philosophy of art. Such issues as the following are discussed: whether different arts require different aesthetic principles; relations between art and language; the adequacy of traditional aesthetics to recent developments in the arts; art as an institution.
Recommended preparation: PHL285H1

Literature and Philosophy [36L]

The literary expression of philosophical ideas and the interplay between literature and philosophy. Such philosophical issues as the nature and origin of good and evil in human beings, the nature and extent of human freedom and responsibility, and the diverse forms of linguistic expression. Such authors as Wordsworth, Mill, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Miller, Camus, and Lawrence are studied.
Exclusion: PHL288H1

Markets and Morals [36L]

A study of the standards that can be used to judge the performance of economic systems, e.g., efficiency, fairness, maximization, along with the different institutional mechanisms that can be used to organize economic activity, e.g., markets or hierarchies, public or private ownership.
Prerequisite: One of PHL265H1/PHL275H1/POL200Y1
Exclusion: PHL296H1

Issues in Business Ethics [36L]

A focused examination of moral issues that arise in the conduct of business, in areas such as accounting and finance, corporate governance, human resources, environmental conduct, business lobbying and regulatory compliance.
Prerequisite: PHL295H1

Independent Experiential Study Project

Independent Experiential Study Project

An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Details here.



1. The general Prerequisite for ALL 400-level courses is eight half-courses in philosophy. Most courses also have specific Prerequisites. Students who do not meet the Prerequisite for a particular course but believe that they have adequate preparation must obtain the permission of the instructor in order to gain entry to the course.

2. PHL400H1-PHL451H1 are undergraduate-level courses. PHL470H1-489H1 are cross-listed graduate courses, available to undergraduates as well. Enrolment in these courses requires the permission of the instructor and the Department in addition to the completion of the Prerequisites indicated below.

3. Individual Studies courses (PHL490Y1, PHL495H1/PHL496H1/PHL497H1/PHL498H1/PHL499H1), which involve directed study and research, are available to advanced students. Arrangements must be made with a faculty supervisor, and approval of the Undergraduate Co-ordinator obtained before registration.

4. No more than one individual studies course can be counted towards any philosophy program. Normally, no more than one-half individual studies course can be counted towards the 400-level course requirement for any Specialist or Combined Specialist Philosophy program.

Seminar in Ancient/Medieval Philosophy [36S]

Advanced discussion of the principal figures and themes in ancient and/or medieval philosophy.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1

Seminar in the History of Philosophy [36S]

Advanced study of some of the principal figures in a particular historical, philosophical tradition.
Prerequisite: PHL200Y1/PHL210Y1

Advanced Cognitive Science 24S

See “University College Courses”

Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy [36S]

Advanced discussion of the principal figures and themes in the philosophy of the 17th and/or 18th centuries.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1

Seminar in 19th-Century Philosophy [36S]

Advanced discussion of the principal figures and themes in 19th century philosophy.
Prerequisite: PHL210Y1/PHL217H1/PHL315H1/PHL316H1

Seminar in Epistemology        [36S]

Typical problems include the nature of knowledge and belief; perception; theories of truth and necessity; skepticism.
Prerequisite: PHL232H1

Seminar in Philosophy of Mind [36S]

Advanced study of a problem in the philosophy of mind.
Prerequisite: PHL240H1/PHL342H1/UNI250Y1

Seminar in Metaphysics [36S]

Typical problems include causality and determinism; ontological categories; mind and body; the objectivity of space and time.
Prerequisite: PHL232H1

Seminar in Ethics [36S]

Advanced discussion of issues in moral philosophy, including issues of applied ethics.
Prerequisite: PHL275H1

Seminar in Philosophy [36S]

Topics vary but bridge two or more areas or traditions of philosophy.

New Books Seminar [36S]

Advanced study of key philosophical works published within the last five years.

Seminar in Continental Philosophy [36S]

Advanced study of recent philosophical discussions within the continental tradition.
Prerequisite: PHL217H1/PHL315H1/PHL316H1/PHL319H1/PHL320H1/PHL321H1/PHL322H1

Seminar in Analytic Philosophy [36S]

Advanced study of some topic of current philosophical interest within the analytic tradition.
Prerequisite: PHL245H1 and one of PHL232H1/PHL240H1

Seminar in Political Philosophy [36S]

Advanced study of some topic in social or political philosophy.
Prerequisite: PHL265H1/PHL271H1

Seminar in Applied Ethics [36S]

Advanced study of some topic in an area of applied ethics, including bioethics, environmental ethics, and so on.
Prerequisite: PHL271H1/PHL273H1/PHL275H1/281Y1

Seminar in Philosophy of Religion [36S]

Advanced study of topics in the philosophy of religion.
Prerequisite: PHL235H1/PHL335H1

Seminar in Philosophy of Science [36S]

Advanced study of some area or problem in the philosophy of science.
Prerequisite: One of PHL355H1PHL357H1 or HPS250H1

Clinical Bioethics [36S]

Advanced study of topics in bioethics, taught in conjunction with clinical bioethicists associated with the health care organization partners of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.
Prerequisite: PHL281H1. Limited to students enrolled in the Bioethics Specialist or Bioethics Major programs.

Seminar in Logic/Philosophy of Language [36S]

Advanced study of some topic in logic and/or the philosophy of language.
Prerequisite: PHL245H1 and one of PHL232H1/PHL240H1/PHL246H1

Advanced Bioethics [36S]

Philosophical exploration of the foundations and methodology of bioethics. Offered jointly with PHL 2145H.
Prerequisite: PHL281H1 and one of PHL380H1/PHL381H1/PHL382H1/PHL383H1/PHL384H1, and permission of the instructor a
Department. Limited to students enrolled in the Bioethics Specialist or Bioethics Major programs.

Advanced Topics in Greek Philosophy [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL200Y1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Medieval Philosophy [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL200Y1/PHL205H1/ PHL206H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Modern Philosophy [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL210Y1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Moral Philosophy [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL275H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Epistemology [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL232H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Metaphysics [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL232H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Religion [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL235H1/PHL335H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Mind [36S]

Prerequisite: UNI250Y1/PHL240H1/PHL340H1/ PHL341H1/PHL342H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Logic [36S]

Prerequisite: Two of PHL344H1-PHL349H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in the Philosophy of Language [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL351H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Natural Science [36S]

Prerequisite: One of PHL355H1PHL357H1 or HPS250H1, and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Social and Political Philosophy [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL265H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in the Philosophy of Law [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL271H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Aesthetics [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL285H1/PHL385H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Philosophy of History [36S]

Prerequisite: PHL362H1 and permission of the instructor and Department

Advanced Topics in Philosophy [TBA]

Advanced Topics in Philosophy [TBA]

Advanced Topics in Philosophy [TBA]

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and Department

Individual Studies (formerly PHL390Y1) [TBA]

Individual Studies (formerly PHL395H1) [TBA]

Individual Studies (formerly PHL396H1) [TBA]

Individual Studies (formerly PHL397H1) [TBA]

Individual Studies (formerly PHL398H1) [TBA]

Individual Studies (formerly PHL399H1) [TBA]