Teaching

NOTE ON THE VALUE OF PHILOSOPHY

The study of philosophy can (and should) make us better persons. It allows us to develop important practical skills, like distinguishing good from bad sorts of evidence. It requires us to cultivate important attitudes, like a willingness to critically examine our own beliefs while remaining open-minded about the beliefs of others. Also, it's fun! Prospective students: If you have any questions about my courses, please email me: hildebrand[you_know_what_goes_here]dal.ca.


2021/2022 COURSES

PHIL1820: Introduction to Philosophy (Metaphysics and Epistemology)

PHIL2620: History of Philosophy: The Empiricists

PHIL3051/5051 Epistemology

PHIL4855/5855 Topics in Metaphysics: Laws of Nature


2020/2021 COURSES (online)

PHIL1820: Introduction to Philosophy (Metaphysics and Epistemology)

PHIL2620: History of Philosophy: The Empiricists

PHIL3051/5051: Epistemology

PHIL3851/5851: Metaphysics


RECENT COURSES

PHIL1010: Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL2130: Logic: Deduction

PHIL2620: History of Philosophy: The Empiricists

PHIL3051/5051: Epistemology

PHIL4220/5220: Probability

PHIL4855/5855 Topics in Metaphysics: Laws, Properties, and Kinds


FULL LIST OF COURSES (please email me if you'd like to see a syllabus)

Introduction to Philosophy (100 level)

Introduction to Logic (100 level)

Introduction to Ethics (100 level)

Moral Issues (100 level)

Symbolic Logic (100, 200, and 300 levels)

Ancient Greek Philosophy (200 level)

Early Modern Philosophy (200 level)

Early Modern Empiricism (200 level)

Metaphysics (300 level)

Epistemology (300/500 level)

Philosophy of Religion (300 and 400/500 levels)

Metametaphysics (400 level)

Metaphysics: Laws, Properties, and Modality (400/500 level)

Metaphysics: Laws, Properties, and Kinds (400/500 level)

Philosophy of Language (400/500 level)

Probability (400/500 level)