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Philosophy graduate terms follow the same calendar as Western undergraduate courses. For term start and end dates, please visit the current Western Calendar

Grades for continuing students must be submitted to the Graduate Affairs Assistant one week after the last date of the respective term via OWL or by contacting the Graduate Affairs Assistant. Students who are completing must have all grades submitted before the term they are completing their studies in.

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2017-18 Philosophy Graduate Course Listing (as of March 21, 2017)

Course Title Instructor
From Natural Law to Moral Sense: Moral Philosophy 1550-1780 B. Hill
Probability (.pdf) W. Myrvold
Sidgwick's Ethics (.pdf) A. Skelton
Philosophy of Space and Time (.pdf) C. Smeenk
Aristotle's Ethics D. Henry
Kant's First Critique (.pdf) C. Dyck
Proseminar (.pdf) R. DiSalle
Survey of Philosophy of Mind: Mental Representation (.pdf) A. Mendelovici
Toleration (.pdf) R. Vernon
Course Title Instructor
Survey of early modern theories of temporal experience and spatial awareness (.pdf) L. Falkenstein
Twentieth-century Philosophy of Science K. Okruhlik
Philosophy of Mathematics (.pdf) J. Bell
Survey of Philosophy of Language (.pdf) D. Bourget
Prospectus Course E. Desjardins
What’s love got to do with it?: A survey of feminist thinking about romance, children, and the family (.pdf S. Brennan
The 'Sophist' and the Sophists (.pdf) J. Thorp
Theories of Global Justice (.pdf) R. Vernon
Justice Between Generations (.pdf) R. Vernon
Survey of Feminist Philosophy (.pdf) C. McLeod


2016 - 2017 Philosophy Graduate Course Listing

Philosophy graduate courses are held in STVH 1145 unless otherwise noted. 

Fall 2016 Courses & Syllabi Instructor Area Time and Alternate Location (if applicable)
PHILOSOP 9653A: Pro-seminar 
R. Stainton M & E W 2:30 - 5:30pm
PHILOSOP 9035A: Aristotle's Metaphysics J. Thorp HIST/M & E  Th 8:30 - 11:30am
PHILOSOP 9036A: Thinking Matter in the Seventeenth Century
B. Hill HIST M 11:30am - 2:30pm
PHILOSOP 9119A: Human Rights C. Jones MPL M 10:30am - 12:30pm, SSC 4129
PHILOSOP 9618A: Philosophy of Mind C. Viger M & E T 11:30am - 2:30pm
PHILOSOP 9245A: Survey of Philosophy of Science R. DiSalle SCI/HIST Th 2:30 - 5:30pm
PHILOSOP 9224A: Cosmology C. Smeenk SCI W 11:30am - 2:30pm
PHILOSOP 9225A: Scientific Realism - Intensive Course  S. Psillos SCI Start date: Monday, Oct. 3 (full course schedule in updated outline) - STVH 2150H
PHILOSOP 9730A: Feminist Bioethics C. McLeod MPL Th 11:30am - 2:30pm
Winter 2017 Courses & Syllabi Instructor Area Time and Alternate Location (if applicable)
PHILOSOP 9037B: The Development of Plato's Political Philosophy (updated Jan 9 2017) D. Henry HIST/MPL M 2:30 - 5:30pm
PHILOSOP 9038B: Grotius and Hobbes (updated Jan 4 2017) D. Klimchuk HIST/MPL W 11:30am - 2:30pm
PHILOSOP 9121B: Theories of Global Justice R. Vernon MPL Th 11:30am - 1:30pm in SSC 4112 (time updated)
PHILOSOP 9122B: Toleration R. Vernon MPL M 10:30am - 12:30pm in SSC 4112
PHILOSOP 9900B: Prospectus Course (outline updated Dec 21) C. McLeod - Th 11:30am - 2:30pm
PHILOSOP 9226B: Epistemology of Experimentation J. Sullivan SCI/M & E M 11:30am - 2:30pm
PHILOSOP 9750B: Philosophy of Biology (outline updated Dec 22) G. Barker SCI TBD - Joint course with the Department of Biology
PHILOSOP 9619B: Problems in Philosophy of Language
R. Stainton M & E W 2:30 - 5:30pm