This is a seminar-format course for students with some experience in philosophy. The purpose is to provide advanced training in reading and interpreting philosophical texts and in developing, organizing, and presenting original philosophical ideas.
This term, the seminar will concentrate on the problem of the freedom of the will; we will read texts by St. Augustine, Jonathan Edwards, and Jean-Paul Sartre.
Requirements: four short writing assignments and one long research paper. Students may be asked to revise papers in light of comments.