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  • CAS PH 486: Topics in Knowledge, Language, and Logic
    Topic for Fall 2017: Philosophy of Computing. What are the logical and philosophical origins and applications of the Turing Machine? What, philosophically, is computation? We discuss some of the logico-philosophical aspects of Turing's work and examine foundational issues surrounding its future extensions and applications. Also offered as CAS CS 591 C2.
  • CAS PH 487: Topics in the Philosophy of Science
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: any one course from CAS PH 470-477, or consent of instructor.
    A discussion-based introduction to core issues in the philosophy of science, focusing on the topics of scientific realism, theory change, reductionism, explanation, models, and natural kinds.
  • CAS PH 488: Topics in Aesthetics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore standing.
    Consideration of selected topics in aesthetics, with particular attention to the relationship between aesthetic experience and analytical accounts of the experience; topics include expression, perception, qualities, the good, the ideal, and the sublime.
  • CAS PH 491: Directed Study
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, consent of instructor and department, and approval of CAS Academic Advising.
    Individual or small group tutorial instruction and directed research on selected topics.
  • CAS PH 492: Directed Study
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, consent of instructor and department, and approval of CAS Academic Advising.
    Individual or small group tutorial instruction and directed research on selected topics.