Description of Courses in Ph.D. Program

PHIL 600 Ph. D. Seminar
PHIL 601 Special Issues in Epistemology I:
Study of the main issues connected with truth, belief, knowledge, skepticism, justification, reliability, coherence.
PHIL 602 Special Issues in Epistemology II:
A continuation of PHIL 601.
PHIL 603 Special Issues in Philosophical Logic I:
Application of Modal and Intentional Logics and the possible world semantics to the main issues of philosophy.
 PHIL 604 Prothesis Seminar:
A seminar to be given by each Ph. D. degree candidate related to his/her dissertation topic.
PHIL 610 Issues in the History of Turkish-Islamic Philosophy:
Special topics in Turkish and Islamic philosophy, and solutions offered by immanent philosophers.
PHIL 611 Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Knowledge and Value:
PHIL 612 Ethics and Political Philosophy in thr Enlightenment:
PHIL 621 Ontology and Philosophy of Mind I:
Logical analysis of ontological problems and main issues in the philosophy of mind.
PHIL 622 Ontology and Philosophy of Mind II:
A continuation of PHIL 621.
PHIL 623 Discourse Analysis of Philosophical Texts I:
Logical analysis of discourse, speech, acts, illocutionary logic, analysis of philosophical texts.
PHIL 624 Discourse Analysis of Philosophical Texts II:
A continuation of PHIL 623.
PHIL 627 Special Issues in Ontology I:
Ontological aspects of modal logic and possible world semantics.
PHIL 628 Special Issues in Ontology II:
A continuation of PHIL 627.
PHIL 630 Special Topics in History of Science:
Discussion of a particular topic or the works of a particular scientist in the history of science.
PHIL 631 Axiomatization of Scientific Theories:
Axiomatization of and logical reconstruction of the structure of physical theories.
PHIL 632 Dynamics of Scientific Theories:
Logical analysis of the evolution of physical theories.
PHIL 633 Foundations of Logic I:
Studies in the foundations of logical theories.
PHIL 634 Foundations of Logic II:
A continuation of PHIL 633. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
PHIL 635 Studies in Ethics:
In depth study of ethical concepts and theories.
PHIL 636 Studies in Political Philosophy:
Study of major problems in political philosophy.
PHIL 637 Studies in the Philosophy of Wittgenstein I:
Studies in Wittgenstein's later philosophy.
PHIL 638 Studies in the Philosophy of Wittgenstein II:
A continuation of PHIL 637.
PHIL 640 Logical Foundations of Statistical Inference:
The logical interpretation, the frequency interpretation and the subjective interpretation of probability calculus. Inductive logic and logical structure of statistical inference: a) The Bayesian approach and the logic of decision, b) The likelihood approach and the logic of support.
PHIL 643 Basic Issues in Philosophy:
Intensive discussion of the basic epistemological and ontological doctrines which have influenced the development of contemporary philosophy.
PHIL 644 Current Problems in Philosophy:
A continuation of PHIL 643.
PHIL 647 Studies in the History of Philosophy I:
Guided reading of basic texts, chosen from various ages of philosophical inquiry, primarily connected with each student's proposed area of specialization.
PHIL 648 Studies in the History of Philosophy II:
A continuation of PHIL 647.
PHIL 650 Great Philosophers:
In-depth study of the major work of a great philosopher.
PHIL 651 Studies in Metaphilosophy:
Investigation of the main problems concerning the end, subject matter and methods of philosophy.
PHIL 652 Historiography and Metahistory of Science:
Examination of the philosophies, methods and sources in the history of science, and their relations to the current state of scholar-ship.
PHIL 653 Theories of Scientific Method:
Views on the methods of mathematical and empirical sciences in the ancient wolrd; theories of scientific method since Renaissance.
PHIL 654 Philosophy of Nature:
Greek cosmology; the Renaissance view of nature; the modern view of nature.
PHIL 655 Research Problems in Philosophy of Science:
Identifying and examining the main problems at the frontier of philosophy of science.
Phil 711 Special Assignments in Philosophy I:
This course is designed as a remedial course for students who are divided to pass departmental Ph.D. Qualifying Examination under the condition that they complete two or more papers or other assignments on topics to be determined by the Qualifying Examination Committee. There will normally be no lectures or examinations in this course.
Phil 712 Special Assignments in Philosophy II:
This course is designed as a remedial course for students who are divided to pass departmental Ph.D. Qualifying Examination under the condition that they complete two or more papers or other assignments on topics to be determined by the Qualifying Examination Committee. There will normally be no lectures or examinations in this course.
PHIL 699 Ph. D. Dissertation:
PHIL 900-999 Special Topics: