Fourth Year Courses
This page provides general information on all fourth year courses. For more program information for the upcoming year, please visit the Philosophy Academic Calendar.
Note that the 400 level philosophy 0.5-credit courses in the three divisions of the Philosophy Honours program are designed to allow for flexibility. Different courses may be taken under the same course number, provided there is a different following letter. For example, PP470D: Personal Identity may also be taken with PP470S: The Metaphysics of Death.
PP450 Seminar in History
Specific seminars in the history of philosophy involve a detailed exploration of a major thinker (e.g. Plato, Kant) or a major movement (e.g., British empiricism, phenomenology) Prerequisite: Any two of PP350, PP370, PP380 (or permission of the instructor). Area: history of philosophy.
PP470 Seminar in Metaphysics and Epistemology
Specific seminars in metaphysics and epistemology involve a detailed exploration of a particular topic or problem in the theory of knowledge or ontology (e.g., methodological issues in science, universals and particulars, the nature of the self). Prerequisite: Any two of PP350, PP370, PP380 (or permission of the instructor). Area: metaphysics and epistemology.
PP480 Seminar in Values
Specific seminars in values involve a detailed exploration of a particular problem in one of the various normative areas (e.g., political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of law). Prerequisite: Any two of PP350, PP370 or PP380 (or permission of the instructor). Area: values.