PHIL-551 Stoic Ethics
Spring for 2017-2018
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In this course we take up Stoic ethics, both ancient Greek and Roman redactions. We consider the doctrines of the Greek founding fathers (Zeno, Cleanthes, Chrysippus,); some selections from the middle period, and then the works of later Stoics, such as Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, as well as Cicero’s redactions of Stoicism. The focus will be on ethics, with attention to Stoic responses to Aristotelian ethics. We will draw considerably from the plethora of recent work on the Stoics, including work of John Cooper, Martha Nussbaum, Julia Annas, Brad Inwood, Richard Sorabji, Margaret Graver, Tad Brennan, Nancy Sherman, and others.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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PHIL-551-01 Intermediate Logic
Spring for 2017-2018
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This course serves as the core required logic course for PhD students in the Philosophy Dept.

We will review axiomatic sentential logic and natural deduction in quantificational logic. We will then look at: formal semantics for quantificational logic, modal logic and possible world semantics, basic set theory and foundations of mathematical logic, and a few of the key metalogical proofs, such as completeness, compactness, and Gödel's incompleteness theorem. We will also discuss issues in the philosophy of logic as we go.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Phil. 350 or its equivalent. The standard prerequisite of two prior Philosophy courses does not apply to Phil. 351.
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