Philosophy Summer Courses


    Introduction to Logic (Santa Clara)

  • PHIL 9

    Session 1

    Taught at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus, 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara

    A first course in symbolic deductive logic. Major topics include (but are not limited to) the study of systems of sentential logic and predicate logic, including formal deduction, semantics, and translation from natural to symbolic languages. (General Education Code(s): MF, IH, Q.)


  • Introduction to Logic

  • PHIL 9

    Session 2

    A first course in symbolic deductive logic. Major topics include (but are not limited to) the study of systems of sentential logic and predicate logic, including formal deduction, semantics, and translation from natural to symbolic languages. (General Education Code(s): MF, IH, Q.)


  • Introduction to Philosophy

  • PHIL 11

    Session 2

    An introduction to the main areas of philosophy through critical reflection on and analysis of both classical and contemporary texts. Focuses on central and enduring problems in philosophy such as skepticism about the external world, the mind-body problem, and the nature of morality. (General Education Code(s): TA, IH.)


  • Introduction to Ethical Theory

  • PHIL 22

    Session 1

    A consideration of ethical issues and theories focusing on the foundation of moral value and the principles governing character and behavior. Designed to extend and develop the student's abilities in philosophical reasoning about ethics. (General Education Code(s): CC, IH.) 


  • Introduction to Ethical Theory

  • PHIL 22

    Session 2

    A consideration of ethical issues and theories focusing on the foundation of moral value and the principles governing character and behavior. Designed to extend and develop the student's abilities in philosophical reasoning about ethics. (General Education Code(s): CC, IH.)


  • Existentialism and After

  • PHIL 26

    Session 1

    A survey of recent movements in European thought, such as phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, critical theory, continental feminism, and poststructuralism, with some attention to their 19th-century precursors. Selections from major philosophical treatises are supplemented with literary works. (General Education Code(s): IH.) 


  • Philosophy of Mind

  • PHIL 133

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Focuses on philosophical questions concerning the nature of mind. Central topics include the relation between mind and matter, and the nature of consciousness. Other topics typically explored include: artificial intelligence; animal consciousness and intelligence; and the relation between thought and language. 


  • Advanced Ethics

  • PHIL 142

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    An examination of central issues in ethical theory including the nature of and justification for the moral point of view, the place of reason in ethics, the status of moral principles, and the nature of moral experience.