Courses

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

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Number Title Codes
PHIL 89S First-Year Seminar
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy W, CZ
PHIL 103S Introduction to Philosophy W, CZ
PHIL 104S Introduction to Philosophy EI, W, CZ
PHIL 109 Philosophy Through Computer Science
PHIL 110 Information, Society & Culture: Bass Connections Gateway STS, CZ
PHIL 123FS Freedom and Responsibility EI, W, SS
PHIL 124FS Freedom and Moral Obligation EI, W, CZ
PHIL 150 Logic CZ
PHIL 155 Reason and Argument W
PHIL 163D Ethics for Robertson Scholars EI, CZ
PHIL 190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Philosophy
PHIL 190FS Focus Program Seminar: Topics in Philosophy
PHIL 194FS Beyond Disagreement and Cozy Consensus CCI, EI, CZ
PHIL 201 History of Modern Philosophy CCI, CZ
PHIL 202 Aesthetics: The Philosophy of Art ALP, CZ
PHIL 203 History of Ancient Philosophy CCI, CZ
PHIL 205 World Philosophy CCI, EI, CZ, SS
PHIL 206 Philosophy of Law EI, CZ
PHIL 207 Political and Social Philosophy EI, CZ
PHIL 209 Philosophy of Language CZ
PHIL 210 Knowledge and Certainty R, CZ
PHIL 211 Appearance and Reality R, CZ
PHIL 212 Philosophy of Mind R, CZ
PHIL 215 Applied and Environmental Ethics EI, STS, CZ
PHIL 216 Problems in Ethical Theory EI, CZ
PHIL 217 Introduction to Ethical Theory EI, CZ
PHIL 218 Medical Ethics EI, STS, CZ
PHIL 219D The Challenges of Living an Ethical Life EI, CZ
PHIL 220 Philosophical Perspectives on Disability EI, SS
PHIL 221S Philosophy and Literature CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
PHIL 222 Gender and Philosophy EI, CZ
PHIL 222S Gender and Philosophy
PHIL 226 Philosophy of Sport EI, CZ
PHIL 232A The Cognitive Science of Religion and Morality EI, R, W, CZ
PHIL 236A The Birth of Reason in Ancient Greece CCI, EI, CZ
PHIL 237A Political Philosophy of Globalization CCI, EI, CZ, SS
PHIL 242 Problems in Philosophy of Science STS, CZ
PHIL 242S Problems in Philosophy of Science STS, CZ
PHIL 246 Prisoner's Dilemma and Distributive Justice EI, SS
PHIL 246D Prisoner's Dilemma and Distributive Justice EI, SS
PHIL 250 Symbolic Logic CZ
PHIL 252 Philosophy and Neuroscience SS
PHIL 262 Human Rights in Theory and Practice CCI, EI, CZ, SS
PHIL 263 Chinese Philosophy CCI, EI, CZ
PHIL 270 Business Ethics: The Debate Over Corporate Social Responsibility EI, SS
PHIL 274S Love, Marriage, Education: Theories About Women from Rousseau to Beauvoir CCI, ALP
PHIL 281 Global Bioethics EI, CZ
PHIL 282 Science, Ethics, & Democracy EI, STS, SS
PHIL 285 Existentialism CCI, EI, ALP
PHIL 286 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud CCI, CZ, SS
PHIL 286D Marx, Nietzsche, Freud CCI, EI, CZ, SS
PHIL 290 Special Topics in Philosophy
PHIL 290S Seminars in Philosophy
PHIL 291 Independent Study
PHIL 293 Research Independent Study R
PHIL 312S Adam Smith and the System of Natural Liberty STS, SS
PHIL 314 Philosophy of Biology R, STS, CZ, NS
PHIL 317 Aristotle EI, CZ
PHIL 331 Kant W, CZ
PHIL 331T Voices in Philosophy: German
PHIL 335 Moral Psychology EI, CZ, SS
PHIL 345 The Philosophy and Methodology of Economics EI, W, SS
PHIL 350 Logic and Its Applications
PHIL 353 Neuroethics EI, STS, NS, SS
PHIL 355S Visual Perception and the Brain W, NS
PHIL 380S The Scientific Revolution STS, W, CZ
PHIL 384AS Classical and Contemporary Political Theory EI, SS
PHIL 385AS Science, Ethics, and Society EI, CZ
PHIL 390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Philosophy
PHIL 411 Philosophy of Time & Space CZ
PHIL 447 Philosophical and Conceptual Problems of Entrepreneurship SS
PHIL 463S Eastern & Western Conceptions of Human Nature, Ethics, & Politics CCI, EI, CZ, SS
PHIL 465 Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Capstone R, SS
PHIL 486S Ordinary Language Philosophy ALP
PHIL 490S Seminars in Philosophy
PHIL 495S Distinction Seminar Program
PHIL 502S Comparative Ethics CCI, EI, CZ
PHIL 503S Contemporary Ethical Theories EI, CZ, SS
PHIL 506S Responsibility EI, CZ
PHIL 508S Political Values EI, CZ
PHIL 510S Adversarial Ethics EI, SS
PHIL 511S Plato CZ
PHIL 512S Aristotle CZ
PHIL 536S Hegel's Political Philosophy EI, R, SS
PHIL 537S Nietzsche's Political Philosophy EI, CZ, SS
PHIL 538S Problems in the Philosophy and Policy of Genomics R, STS, W, CZ
PHIL 539S Race Theory: Biological Classification and Moral Implications EI, CZ
PHIL 541S Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Science STS, CZ
PHIL 550SL Digital Publishing: Concepts and Practice R, STS, CZ
PHIL 551S Epistemology R, CZ
PHIL 552S Metaphysics R, CZ
PHIL 555S Topics in Philosophy of Mind R, STS, W, CZ
PHIL 559 The Biological Basis of Music
PHIL 566S Topics in Early Modern Political Thought from Machiavelli to Mills CCI, R, SS
PHIL 570 Body Works: Medicine, Technology, and the Body in Early Twenty-First Century America CCI, STS, ALP
PHIL 571 Ancient Political Philosophy CCI, EI, SS
PHIL 572 Frankfurt School Critical Theory EI, CZ
PHIL 573S Heidegger EI, CZ, SS
PHIL 584S Modern Political Theory CCI, EI, SS
PHIL 590 Special Topics in Philosophy Lecture
PHIL 590S Special Fields of Philosophy Seminar (Topics)
PHIL 618S Medieval Philosophy CCI, R, CZ
PHIL 625S British Empiricism CZ
PHIL 627S Continental Rationalism CZ
PHIL 628S Recent and Contemporary Philosophy CZ
PHIL 629S Topics in the History of Philosophy CZ
PHIL 631S Kant's Critique of Pure Reason CZ
PHIL 633S Methodology of the Empirical Sciences STS, CZ
PHIL 634S Problems in the Philosophy of Biology STS, NS
PHIL 640S Philosophical Psychology CZ
PHIL 650S Topics in Formal Philosophy
PHIL 678S Pragmatism CZ
PHIL 681S Wittgensteinian Perspectives on Literary Theory ALP
PHIL 692S Bioethics EI
PHIL 693S Causation
PHIL 701S Seminar in Special Fields of Philosophy
PHIL 702S ProSeminar in Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 703S Proseminar in Ethics
PHIL 711 Philosophy and Medicine
PHIL 717S The Evolution of Bioethics in the 20th Century
PHIL 753S Principles in Cognitive Neuroscience I
PHIL 754S Principles in Cognitive Neuroscience II
PHIL 785S Philosophy of Biology
PHIL 790 Philosophy Special Topics
PHIL 790S Seminar in Special Fields of Philosophy
PHIL 795S Seminar in Teaching Philosophy
PHIL 796S Work in Progress Seminar
PHIL 797S Dissertation Seminar
PHIL 798S Philosophical Interlocution
PHIL 863S Eastern & Western Conceptions of Human Nature, Ethics, & Politics
PHIL 947S Philosophy and Literature
PHIL 950S Neurophilosophy
PHIL 951S Free Will and Moral Responsibility in light of Philosophy & Neuroscience