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Graduate Studies Catalog 2007-2009

Department of Philosophy

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Chairman and Professor: Georges Dicker, PhD, University of Wisconsin; University Professor: Paul Yu, PhD, University of Michigan; Professor: Harold Greenstein, PhD, New York University; Associate Professors: Gordon Barnes, PhD, University of Wisconsin; Catherine McKeen, PhD, Rutgers University; Visiting Assistant Professors: Robert Kieffer, PhD, State University at Buffalo; Benjamin Rider, PhD, University of Texas; Lecturer: Yvgenia Skorobogatov-Gray, PhD, Binghamton University (SUNY).

The Department of Philosophy offers graduate courses that may be applied as requirements and/or electives in degree programs as determined through the advisement process.


PHL 528 Philosophy of Art (A). Critically examines competing answers to selected central questions in the philosophy of art using contemporary as well as historical writings. Includes these topics: the definition of art, the nature of artistic expression, validity in interpretation, what makes art representational and the nature of creativity. 3 Cr. PHL 591 Seminar in Individual Ph

PHL 591 Seminar in Individual Philosophers (A). Provides an in-depth study of the writings of one or two major philosophers, such as Descartes, Hume, Kant, Dewey, Sartre and Rawls. Content varies with appropriate subtitles provided. May be repeated as subtitle varies. 3 Cr.

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