Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

PHILOSOPHY

Admission Requirements

It is expected that candidates admitted to the graduate program in philosophy will: (1) provide proof of completion of a B.A., B.S., or M.A.; (2) have given evidence of superior skills on the GRE; (3) have achieved an overall grade-point average of at least 3.2 (4.0 scale) in all undergraduate course work; and (4) have achieved an overall grade-point average of at least 3.5 in all graduate course work.

Degree Requirements

The Department of Philosophy offers programs of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Arts degrees. Ordinarily, applicants for graduate study in philosophy at the University of Kentucky will enter the Ph.D. program. The purpose of the Ph.D. program is to develop the student's ability to do serious, advanced research in philosophy. The program is designed to accommodate the needs of individual students at an advanced level to pursue a traditional degree in philosophy, engage in interdisciplinary research to prepare for professions outside of philosophy itself, or prepare for the profession of teaching philosophy. The Ph.D. program requires the completion of 66 hours of course work, or 36 hours of course work beyond course work done for an M.A. in philosophy at the University of Kentucky or elsewhere. Normally, 18 of the 36 required post-M.A. hours will be taken for writing the dissertation, leaving 18 of the required hours for non-dissertation course work. Students will need to demonstrate reading competence in at least one foreign language, as well as competence in logic. They will also complete a three course requirement in 20th century philosophy. In addition, all Ph.D. students will need to pass comprehensive examinations in metaphysics and epistemology and in value theory. A Qualifying Examination in each student's area of specialization precedes the writing of the dissertation. Students entering the Ph.D. program without an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Kentucky are expected to complete their degree work within five years. Every effort will be made to see that all students entering the Ph.D. program without an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Kentucky are offered five years of financial support (teaching assistantships and/or fellowships), with ongoing funding for those years contingent on the availability of funds and the student's continuing to make satisfactory progress through the program. Ph.D. students who have completed all requirements for the M.A. in philosophy at the University of Kentucky will be eligible to receive the M.A. in philosophy en passant.

GRADUATE COURSES

PHI 500 TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

PHI 503 TOPICS IN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 504 ISLAMIC AND JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND THE CLASSICAL TRADITION (3)

PHI 506 TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 509 TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 513 NINETEENTH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 514 AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 515 CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY: THE ANALYTIC TURN (3)

PHI 516 CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY: PHENOMENOLOGICAL DIRECTIONS (3)

PHI 517 EXISTENTIALISM (3)

PHI 519 CRITICAL SOCIAL THOUGHT (3)

PHI 520 SYMBOLIC LOGIC II (3)

PHI 530 ETHICAL THEORY (3)

PHI 531 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ETHICS (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

PHI 535 SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 537 PHILOSOPHY OF LAW (SAME AS LAW 837) (3)

PHI 540 FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 545 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (3)

PHI 550 PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS IN KNOWLEDGE AND REALITY (3)

PHI 560 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD (3)

PHI 561 PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

PHI 562 PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS IN THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3)

PHI 565 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE (3)

PHI 575 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND (3)

PHI 592 AESTHETICS (SAME AS A-H 592) (3)

PHI 630 SEMINAR IN VALUE THEORY (3)

PHI 650 SEMINAR IN METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

PHI 680 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 700 SEMINAR IN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 705 SEMINAR IN MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 710 SEMINAR IN MODERN PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 715 SEMINAR IN RECENT PHILOSOPHY (3)

PHI 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

PHI 755 TUTORIAL IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ISSUES (1-6)

PHI 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

PHI 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

PHI 790 RESEARCH IN PHILOSOPHY (3)

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