Fourth Year Courses
This page provides general information on all fourth year courses. To view which 400-level courses will be offered in 2012-2013, please visit the course offerings page.
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.