Daniel Singer

Daniel Singer
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy

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Past Courses

  • LGIC010 - FORMAL LOGIC I

    This course provides an introduction to some of the fundamental ideas of logic.Topics will include truth functional logic, quantificational logic, and logical decision problems.

  • PHIL001 - INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY

    Philosophers ask difficult questions about the most basic issues in human life. Does God exist? What can we know about the world? What does it mean to have a mind? How should I treat non-human animals? Do I have free will? This course is an introduction to some of these questions and to the methods philosophers have developed for thinking clearly about them.

  • PHIL005 - FORMAL LOGIC I

    This course provides an introduction to some of the fundamental ideas of logic.Topics will include truth functional logic, quantificational logic, and logical decision problems.

  • PHIL231 - EPISTEMOLOGY

    Two basic assumptions of academic research are that there are truths and we can know them. Epistemology is the study how knowledge, what it is, how it is produced, and how we can have it. Metaphysics, the study of the basic constituents of reality, the study of being as such. In this introduction to metaphysics and epistemology, we will ask hard questions about the nature of reality and knowledge. No philosophy background is required for this course.

  • PHIL301 - DIRECTED HONORS RESEARCH

    Open only to senior majors in philosophy. Student arranges with a faculty member to do an honors thesis on a suitable topic.

  • PHIL372 - TOPICS IN ETHICS

    This majors seminar will cover selected topics in ethics. The content will vary from semester to semester.

  • PHIL505 - FORMAL LOGIC I

    This course provides an introduction to some of the fundamental ideas of logic. Topics will include truth functional logic, quantificational logic, and logical decision problems.

  • PHIL532 - TOPICS IN EPISTEMOLOGY

    This seminar will cover topics of interest to contemporary epistemologists. Possible topics may include skepticism, accounts of knowledge and justification, virtue epistemology, formal epistemology, social epistemology, feminist epistemology, meta-epistemology and epistemic normativity.

  • PHIL600 - PROSEMINAR

    An intensive seminar for first-year doctoral students, with readings drawn from recent and contemporary eistemology and metaphysics, broadly construed. Students will develop their abilities to present and discuss philosophical texts, and to write and revise their own papers.

  • PHIL700 - DISSERTATION WORKSHOP

    Registration required for all third-year doctoral students. Third-year students and beyond attend and present their dissertation work or their preliminary exam prospectus. From time to time, topics pertaining to professional development and dissertation writing will be discussed.

  • PHIL998 - TEACHING PRACTICUM

    Supervised teaching experience. Four semesters are required of all Doctoral students in philosophy.

  • PHIL999 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

    Directed readings in consultation with individual faculty members. Prerequisite: May be repeated for credit.

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