Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Philosophy (PHIL)

The graduate courses offered, and the content of those courses, vary from year to year according to interests of members of the Department and students. A list of the expected offerings and detailed course descriptions is available at the department website at https://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/graduate/graduate courses

PHIL 802     Moral Philosophy I     
This course focuses on an examination of major issues in moral philosophy. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Fall. R. Kumar
PHIL 803     Moral Philosophy II
This course focuses on an examination of issues and trends in moral philosophy. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Winter. K. Gordon-Solmon

PHIL 805  Social and Political Philosophy I  
An in depth exploration of topics across the spectrum of social and political issues. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Fall. W. Kymlicka   

PHIL 806     Social and Political Philosophy II   
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 807     Social and Political Philosophy III
An in depth exploration of topics across the spectrum of social and political issues. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Winter. D. Ruwe

PHIL 808     Philosophy of Law     
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 809     Colloquium in Political, Legal and Moral Philosophy     
A colloquium course focused on exploring new work in political, legal, and moral philosophy. Fall. J. Thomas and G. Webber

PHIL 810     Topics in the History of Philosophy 
An in depth of examination of a central figure or topic in the history of Philosophy. Particular topic in any year will be determined by the instructor.
Winter. R. Murty – History of Philosophy
Winter J. Collins – Topics and Methods in the History of Political Thought 

PHIL 812     Philosophy of Culture
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining philosophy as it exists with culture. Fall. D. Manning

PHIL 820     Ethical Issues I
This course is focused on discussing questions of ethics from a philosophical lens. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Fall. U. Schuklenk 

PHIL 821     Ethical Issues II
This course is focused on discussing questions of ethics from a philosophical lens. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Fall. L. Guenther 

PHIL 831     Ancient Philosophy I     
This course is focused on exploring philosophical figures and topics in the Ancient World. Particular topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Fall. D. Lehoux

PHIL 832     Ancient Philosophy II
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 835     Modern Philosophy
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 836     19th Century Philosophy
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 841     20th Century Philosophy I 
An exploration of topics and figures in philosophy focused on the 20th century.
Fall. J. Mozersky – Origin and History of Analytic Philosophy
Winter. L. Guenther – Critical Phenomenology
Winter. D. Bakhurst – 20th Century Philosophy

PHIL 842 Creativity
This seminar will be concerned with questions such as these: What is creativity? ls there a general structure to the creative process? In what sense, if any, does creativity involve freedom? Could a computer program be creative? What role, if any, does creativity play in living well, or in moral thought or action? Is there any truth to the popular idea that mental illness is linked to creative genius? Can creativity be measured? Can it be explained? Can it be learned? Can it be taught? Readings will be drawn from philosophy as well as cognitive science.  Not offered 2022-23.
EXCLUSION: PHIL 442
PHIL 844     Philosophy in the Community
A unique experiential course involving a volunteer internship in such fields as rehabilitation healthcare, local government, prisoners' advocacy, LGBTQ cultural activities, immigrant support, animal rescue, or speech therapy. The course also involves class meetings, regular reports, and a final research essay. Winter. C. Sypnowich  

PHIL 845     Major Figures I
An in depth of examination of a central figure in the history of Philosophy. Particular topic in any year will be determined by the instructor.
Fall. P. Fairfield – John Dewey
Winter. J. Miller – Ancient Stoicism

PHIL 846     Major Figures II
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 847     Major Figures III
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 850     Epistemology I     
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 851     Epistemology II
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 852     Metaphysics I
An exploration of topics and questions in metaphysics. Particular topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Winter. H. Laycock

PHIL 854     Feminist Philosophy   
Not Offered in 2022-23. 

PHIL 859     Philosophy of Language I
An investigation of the philosophy of language. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Fall. A. Mercier

PHIL 860     Philosophy of Language II
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 863     Metaphysics II
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 864     Philosophy of Mind
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 866     Philosophy of Art
An exploration of the philosophy of art and aesthetics. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Winter. D. Knight 

PHIL 867     Hermeneutics   
Not Offered in 2022-23. 

PHIL 870     Philosophy of Science     
An in depth exploration of issues in the philosophy of science and technology. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Winter. C. Stinson 

PHIL 871     Philosophy of Medicine
Not Offered in 2022-23. 

PHIL 873     Philosophical Logic     
An examination of issues within the philosophy of logic. Particular topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Winter. A. Mercier

PHIL 893     Ethics and the Environment     
An exploration of philosophical issues and questions concerning the environment. Specific topic in any year will be determined by the instructor. Winter. M. (Mick) Smith 

PHIL 897     Ethics and Animals
Not Offered in 2022-23.

PHIL 898     Master's Research Project     

PHIL 899     Master's Thesis Research     

PHIL 989     Clinical Practicum in Biomedical Ethics
An in-depth study of clinical ethics and bioethics applied to healthcare setting. Winter. D. Campbell and J. Butler   

PHIL 990     Philosophical Methods 

PHIL 991-995     Special Directed Studies

PHIL 999     Ph.D. Thesis Research