Courses

Course timetables: the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 course information is now available.

Maybe you've wondered about some of the issues that we face as a society.

Or do you think about some more timeless problems?

You might also wonder whether there's more to your mind than just your brainwhat makes art valuable, or how science helps us understand the world. We've thought a lot about these issues, and you can join the conversation in our classes.

View descriptions of all philosophy courses (PHIL) in the UVic Academic Calendar.

Course outlines


Fall 2017

Course As taught by
Phil 100: Intro To Philosophy

Jahn (outline)

Scott (outline)

Brown (outline) 

Young (outline)

Phil 201 Critical Thinking

Roberts (outline)

Klatt (outline) 

Klatt (outline)

Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Yap (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society

Woodcock (outline)
Heyd (outline)

Phil 235: Ethics of Violence, War and Terrorism Jahn (outline)
Phil 240: Philosophy of Art Heyd (outline)
Phil 251: Knowledge, Certainty, and Skepticism Rysiew (outline)
Phil 252: Introduction to Metaphysics Raven (outline)
Phil 260: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind Barnes (outline)
Phil 261: Philosophy of Religion Barnes (outline)
Phil 301: Plato Roberts (outline)
Phil 303: Aristotle Scott (outline)
Phil 306: The Rationalists Kluge (outline)
Phil 316: History of Analytic Philosophy Raven (outline)
Phil 330: Professional and Business Ethics Heyd (outline)
Phil 331: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Kluge (outline)
Phil 356: Philosophy of Science Hochstein (outline)
Phil 358: Theory of Perception Rysiew (outline)
Phil 440: Advanced Topics in Philosophy Young (outline)
Phil 490 (x with Law 343): Advanced Topics in Philosophy Yap (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy Woodcock (outline)

Summer 2017

Course As taught by
Phil 100: Intro To Philosophy Brown (outline)
Phil 201: Critical Thinking Klatt (outline)
Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Klatt (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society  Brown (outline)

Spring 2018

Course As taught by
Phil 201 Critical Thinking

Roberts (outline) 
Hochstein (outline)

Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Raven (outline)
Phil 208: Introduction to Arabic Philosophy Kluge (outline)
Phil 211: Introduction to Existentialism Belmonte (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society Woodcock (outline)
Phil 239: Philosophy and Feminism Yap (outline)
Phil 260: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind Barnes (outline)
Phil 308: The Empiricists Young (outline)
Phil 309: Kant Jahn (outline)
Phil 314: 19th Century Philosophy Belmonte (outline)
Phil 330: Professional and Business Ethics Heyd (outline)
Phil 331: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Kluge (outline)
Phil 333 x ES 314: Philosophy and the Environment Heyd (outline)
Phil 335: Contemporary Moral Philosophy Brown (outline)
Phil 337: Ethics: Theory and Practice Woodcock (outline)
Phil 338: Meta-Ethics Macleod (outline)
Phil 351: Epistemology Rysiew  (outline)
Phil 352: Metaphysics Raven (outline)
Phil 362: Philosophy of Mind Barnes (outline)
Phil 370: Theoretical Logic Yap (outline)
Phil 390: Killing in War Jahn (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy Rysiew  (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy Scott (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy Hochstein (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy Roberts (outline) 

Course outlines

Spring 2017

Course As taught by

 

Phil 201 Critical Thinking

Klatt (outline)

Roberts (outline)

Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Klatt (outline)
Phil 210: Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy Scott (outline)
Phil 220: Introduction to Philosophy of Science Brown (outline)
Phil 223: Philosophy of the Social Sciences Brown (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society Heyd (outline)
Phil 235: Ethics of Violence, War, and Terrorism Jahn (outline)
Phil 240: Introduction to Philosophy of Art Young (outline)
Phil 260: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind Barnes (outline)
Phil 290: Introduction to Selected Topics: Philosophy and Science Fiction Kluge (outline)
Phil 309: Kant Jahn (outline)
Phil 311: Existentialist Thinkers Barnes (outline)
Phil 314: 19th Century Philosophy Belmonte (outline)
Phil 330: Professional and Business Ethics Heyd (outline)
Phil 331: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Kluge (outline)
Phil 333: Philosophy and the Environment Heyd (outline)
Phil 335: Moral Philosophy Macleod (outline)
Phil 337: Ethics: Theory and Practice Woodcock (outline)
Phil 352: Metaphysics Raven (outline)
Phil 362: Philosophy of Mind Barnes (outline)
Phil 375: Philosophy of Mathematics Yap (outline)
Phil 390: Selected Topics in Philosophy: International Law Holder (outline)

Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Ethics and Epistemology
in Hellenistic Philosophy 
  

Roberts (outline)

Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Naive Metaphysics    

Raven (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: A Study of C.A. Campbell’s On Selfhood and Godhood   Scott  (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Epistemic Injustice

Yap (outline)

Fall 2016

Course As taught by
Phil 100: Intro To Philosophy

Jahn (outline)

Woodcock (outline)

Brown (outline

Young (outline

Phil 201 Critical Thinking

Roberts (outline)

Klatt (outline

Klatt (outline)

Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Yap (outline)
Phil 207A: Introduction to Ancient Philosophy Heyd (outline)
Phil 211: Introduction to Existentialism Belmonte (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society

Taylor (outline

Woodcock (outline

Phil 239: Philosophy and Feminism Brown (outline)
Phil 251: Knowledge, Certainty, and Skepticism Rysiew (outline)
Phil 260: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind Barnes (outline)
Phil 261: Philosophy of Religion Barnes (outline)
Phil 290: Introduction to Selected Topics: Death and Dying Jahn (outline)
Phil 301: Plato Roberts (outline)
Phil 303: Aristotle Scott (outline)
Phil 306: The Rationalists Scott (outline)
Phil 308: The Empiricists Young (outline)
Phil 330: Professional and Business Ethics Heyd (outline)
Phil 331: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Kluge (outline)
Phil 333: Philosophy and the Environment Taylor (outline)
Phil 339: Theories of Justice Holder (outline)
Phil 356: Philosophy of Science Heyd (outline)
Phil 370: Theoretical Logic Yap (outline)
Phil 453: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Theory of Perception Kluge (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Thomas Reid Rysiew (outline)

Summer 2016

Course As taught by
Phil 100: Intro To Philosophy Brown (outline)
Phil 201: Critical Thinking Klatt (outline)
Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Klatt (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society  Taylor (outline)

Spring 2016

Course As taught by
Phil 201 Critical Thinking

Klatt (outline) Klatt (outline) Klatt (outline)

Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Yap (outline)
Phil 223: Philosophy of the Social Sciences Brown (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society Heyd (outline)
Phil 239: Philosophy and Feminism Yap (outline)
Phil 260: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind Barnes (outline)
Phil 261: Philosophy of Religion Barnes (outline)
Phil 290: Introduction to Selected Topics: Death and Dying Jahn (outline)
Phil 290: Introduction to Selected Topics: Philosophy and Film Belmonte (outline)
Phil 305B: Later Medieval Philosophy Kluge (outline)
Phil 309: Kant Jahn (outline)
Phil 311: Existentialist Thinkers Barnes (outline)
Phil 330: Professional and Business Ethics Heyd (outline)
Phil 331: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Kluge (outline)
Phil 335: Moral Philosophy Macleod (outline)
Phil 337: Ethics: Theory and Practice Brown (outline)
Phil 351: Epistemology Rysiew  (outline)
Phil 352: Metaphysics Raven (outline)
Phil 354: Philosophy of Language Raven (outline)
Phil 356: Philosophy of Science Stegenga (outline)
Phil 390: Topics: Wittgenstein Rysiew (outline)

Phil 436: Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Law: Truth Commission and Transitional Justice 

Holder (outline)

Phil 440: Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Law: Aesthetics

Young (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: The Metaphysics of Rationalism Scott (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Philosophy of Medicine Stegenga (outline)

Fall 2015

Course As taught by
Phil 100: Intro To Philosophy

Jahn (outline)
Scott (outline)
Brown (outline)
Young (outline)

Phil 201 Critical Thinking Yap (outline)
Klatt
 (outline)
Klatt (outline)
Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Klatt (outline)
Phil 207A: Introduction to Ancient Philosophy Heyd (outline)
Phil 211: Introduction to Existentialism Belmonte (outline)
Phil 220: Introduction to Philosophy of Science Taylor (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society Brown (outline)
Brown (outline)
Phil 235: Ethics of Violence, War, and Terrorism Jahn (outline)
Phil 240: Philosophy of Art Heyd (outline)
Phil 251: Knowledge, Certainty, and Skepticism Rysiew (outline)
Phil 252: Introduction to Metaphysics Raven (outline)
Phil 261: Philosophy of Religion Barnes (outline)
Phil 303: Aristotle Cameron (outline)
Phil 305A: Early Medieval Philosophy Kluge (outline)
Phil 306: The Rationalists Scott (outline)
Phil 308: The Empiricists Young (outline)
Phil 330: Professional and Business Ethics Heyd (outline)
Phil 331: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Kluge (outline)
Phil 333: Philosophy and the Environment Taylor (outline)
Phil 336: Philosophy of Law Holder (outline)
Phil 358: Theory of Perception Rysiew (outline)
Phil 362: Philosophy of Mind Barnes (outline)
Phil 370: Theoretical Logic Yap (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Modality and Essence Raven (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: 
Aristotle’s ethics and after
Cameron (outline)

Summer 2015

Course As taught by
Phil 201: Critical Thinking Klatt (outline)
Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Klatt (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society  Taylor (outline)

Course outlines

Spring 2015

Course As taught by
Phil 173: Scientific Reasoning Klatt (outline)
Phil 201 Critical Thinking Klatt (outline)
Klatt (outline)
Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Yap (outline)
Phil 223: Philosophy of the Social Sciences Brown (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society Heyd (outline)
Phil 239: Philosophy and Feminism Brown (outline)
Phil 260: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind Barnes (outline)
Phil 261: Philosophy of Religion Barnes (outline)
Phil 290: Introduction to Selected Topics:
Philosophy and Film
Belmonte (outline)
Phil 301: Plato Cameron (outline)
Phil 303: Aristotle Scott (outline)
Phil 308: The Empiricists Young (outline)
Phil 309: Kant Jahn (outline)
Phil 311: Existentialist Thinkers Barnes (outline)
Phil 316: History of Analytic Philosophy Raven (outline)
Phil 330: Professional and Business Ethics Heyd (outline)
Phil 331: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Kluge (outline)
Phil 333: Philosophy and the Environment Heyd (outline)
Phil 337: Ethics:  Theory and Practice Woodcock (outline)
Phil 338: Meta-Ethics Woodcock (outline)
Phil 339: Theories of Justice Macleod (outline)
Phil 351: Epistemology Rysiew (outline)
Phil 352: Metaphysics Raven (outline)
Phil 375: Philosophy of Mathematics Yap (outline)
Phil 390: Topics in Philosophy: Killing in War Jahn (outline)
Phil 431: Advanced Biomedical Ethics
Kluge (outline)
Phil 436: Advanced Philosophy of Law Holder (outline)
Phil 490: Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Thomas Reid Rysiew (outline)

Course outlines

Fall 2014

Course As taught by
Phil 100: Intro To Philosophy Brown (outline)
Jahn (outline)
Scott (outline)
Young (outline)
Phil 201 Critical Thinking Klatt (outline)
Yap (outline)
Phil 203: Elementary Formal Logic Klatt (outline)
Phil 207A: Introduction to Ancient Philosophy Heyd (outline)
Phil 208: Introduction to Arabic Philosophy Kluge (outline)
Phil 211: Introduction to Existentialism Barnes (outline)
Phil 220: Introduction to Philosophy of Science Taylor (outline)
Phil 232: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society Brown (outline)
Woodcock (outline)
Phil 235: Ethics of Violence, War, and Terrorism Jahn (outline)
Phil 238: Philosophy in Literature  Belmonte (outline)
Phil 240: Philosophy of Art Young (outline)
Phil 251: Knowledge, Certainty, and Skepticism Rysiew (outline)
Phil 252: Introduction to Metaphysics Raven (outline)
Phil 261: Philosophy of Religion Barnes (outline)
Phil 306: The Rationalists Scott (outline)
Phil 330: Professional and Business Ethics Heyd (outline)
Phil 331: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Kluge (outline)
Phil 333: Philosophy and the Environment Taylor (outline)
Phil 335: Moral Philosophy Brown (outline)
Phil 336: Philosophy of Law Holder (outline)
Phil 358: Theory of Perception Rysiew (outline)
Phil 370: Theoretical Logic Yap (outline)
Phil 490: Metaphysical Explanation Raven (outline)
Phil 490: Consequentialism Woodcock (outline)