Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 8225  PHILOSOPHY OF ART (3 credits)

An inquiry into historical and contemporary philosophical perspectives on the making, interpreting and criticizing of works of art, including relations of the arts to other dimensions of cultures. (Cross-listed with PHIL 3220)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate standing

PHIL 8655  PHILOSOPHY OF MIND (3 credits)

A discussion of various accounts of the nature of minds which focuses upon philosophical problems such as whether the mind is identical with the brain, the extent of similarities between human minds and computers, the nature of personal identity and the relationship of mental activity to behavior. (Cross-listed with PHIL 3650)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): 6 hours of philosophy or permission of instructor.


An individually organized program of readings pertinent to one or more topics subordinate to the heading of Philosophy. To be carried out under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate, permission of instructor, and no "incompletes" outstanding.