Subfield Coordinator: Kinch Hoekstra Berkeley’s department offers a full range of courses in political theory, including classical, modern, and contemporary political philosophy (both European and … First-Year Graduate Seminar: Read More [+]. Eric Rakowski Edward C. Halbach Jr. Niko Kolodny, Professor. Katharina Kaiser, Lecturer. Hegel. Alva Noë Desmond Fitzgerald Faculty Emeritus . His area of specialization is early modern (17th and 18th century) philosophy. Official IELTS score reports must be mailed directly to our office from the British Council. (1994) is from Williams, my M.A. She is a scholar of 17th- and 18th-century philosophy, with a special interest in skepticism. Life at Berkeley blends research and reflection, the scientific with the artistic, and the scholarly with the athletic. He works primarily in metaphysics and the philosophy of science, with additional research interests in epistemology and ethics. Political philosophy, democratic theory, freedom of expression, religious freedom, political equality, global justice. Kristin Primus, Assistant Professor. During the first stage of their graduate education, students meet the department's course distribution requirements and prepare to take the qualifying examination. Email: Grading: Offered for satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only. Topics will vary from semester to semester. She is the author of The Normativity of Nature: Essays on Kant’s Critique of Judgement (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). She is a faculty member in the department of classics, and she specializes in ancient philosophy. He is the author of Rights, Persons, and Organizations: A Legal Theory for Bureaucratic Society, (UC Press, 1986; 2nd Edition, Quid Pro Books, 2016); Harmful Thoughts: Essays on Law, Self, and Morality (Princeton UP, 2002); and Normative Subjects: Self and Collectivity in Morality and Law (Oxford UP, 2016). She came to Berkeley after teaching for three years at Harvard. political and legal philosophy with a current focus on the ethics and This can be done in either of two ways: (i) by passing a sight translation exam; (ii) by passing (with a grade of A- or A) an upper division undergraduate translation class taught in the Classics Department. Sara Magrin Associate Professor of Classics (PhD McGill, Philosophy). She is author of Descartes’s Method of Doubt, and she is currently working on a Hume project. Our world-class faculty and researchers are changing the way we understand and interact with the world. Graduate students in Philosophy are offered the opportunity to develop their knowledge of both classical languages, and to make a thorough study of Graeco-Roman culture. Descartes, Hume, 17th and 18th century philosophy. Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow. Please visit his website for further details. During this period she has taught seminars on contractualism, equality, Hume’s Treatise, and values and practical reasoning. Berkeley's philosophical notebooks (sometimes styled the Philosophical Commentaries), which he began in 1707, provide rich documentation of Berkeley's early philosophical evolution, enabling the reader to track the emergence of his immaterialist philosophy from a critical response to Descartes, Locke, Malebranche, Newton, Hobbes, and others. In exceptional cases, students may, at the discretion of the graduate adviser, meet one distribution requirement by presenting work done as a graduate student elsewhere: typically a graduate thesis or work done in a graduate-level course. Philosophy 1 Philosophy The Graduate Program in Philosophy at Berkeley offers a first-rate faculty, a stimulating and friendly community of graduate students, and the resources of one of the world's finest research universities. Two features distinguish our profile from that of other leading graduate programs in philosophy: Those wishing to pursue graduate studies in philosophy can choose among several routes to a PhD at Berkeley: The following minimum requirements apply to all graduate programs and will be verified by the Graduate Division: The Graduate Council views academic degrees not as vocational training certificates, but as evidence of broad training in research methods, independent study, and articulation of learning. introductory logic, bioethics, personal identity, and Kant; recent He is the author of Past, Space and Self (1994) and Reference and Consciousness (2002). First-Year Graduate Seminar: Read Less [-], Terms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020 Philosophy, Kant, history and philosophy of science.Research Profile, Seth Yalcin, Associate Professor. Research Profile. Copyright © 2020-21, UC Regents; all rights reserved. He is forever finishing a book on naïve realism in the theory of perception, titled Uncovering Appearances. She maintains an interest in philosophy of language and participates in the Bay Area Philosophy of Language Discussion Group. Broader philosophical issues concerning meaning and evidence for mathematical statements come to the fore here. He is co-editor of the Norton Introduction to Philosophy. + Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award. Winner of the Jeanne and Aldo Scaglione Prize in Comparative Literary Studies in 2010. Professional Preparation: The Teaching of Philosophy: Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Seminar. The courses may be on any individual philosopher or group of philosophers drawn from the following lists: Four of the eight courses must be in the following areas, with at least one course from each area: A seventh course may be any philosophy course in the 100 or 200 series except for 100, 195-199, 200, 250, 251 and 299. Students should declare their interest in joining the program by the beginning of their fifth semester at Berkeley. She works primarily in early modern metaphysics and epistemology, and is currently working on a series of articles on Spinoza. His main interests are in moral and political philosophy. His philosophic interests are in the areas of aesthetics, hermeneutics, and political thought. His research career involved computer science, mathematics, and philosophy. Department of Comparative Literature 4125 Dwinelle Hall University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720-2510 Email: She is the author of La justice sociale (2001), and is currently finishing a book on the way that the political is personal, provisionally called Bound Together. Terms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Terms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Terms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Professional Preparation: The Teaching of Philosophy, Terms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2014, Spring 2014. He is the author of The Religious Elite of the Early Islamic Hijaz (Oxford, 2011), Avicenna’s Deliverance: Logic (2011), and Palimpsests of Themselves: Logic and Commentary in Muslim India (UC Press, 2021). Aristotle and the Eleatic One, was recently published by Oxford University Press. Daniel Warren Associate Professor of Philosophy (M.D., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Seminar: Read More [+], Prerequisites: Admission to Ph.D. program, Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of seminar per week, Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Seminar: Read Less [-]. Emeritus Faculty. Ancient philosophy, philosophical logic, philosophy of language, epistemology.Research Profile, Paolo Mancosu, Professor. Berkeley; J.D., Yale University). Classical Review 69 (2018): 63-65. doi: 10.1017/S0009840X18002275. History of philosophy, aesthetics, literary modernism, art. The intellectual characteristics that the committee looks for include the ability to write clear and well organized argumentative prose, the ability to discriminate between promising and unpromising lines of inquiry, the capacity to develop independent arguments and insights, and a nuanced appreciation of philosophical problems and issues. His work on automata theory earned him the ACM Turing Award in 1976, while his collaborative work with Christopher Strachey in the 1970s laid the foundations of modern approaches to the semantics of programming languages. He is director of the ... and legal thought, especially ancient, renaissance, and early modern political philosophy. Sarah Song Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Political Science (Ph.D., Political Science, Yale.) Her current research and teaching interests extend to a range of topics in post-Kantian philosophy (in particular Early German Idealism, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger), aesthetics (the sublime), and theory of art (history and philosophy of the avant-garde). Halpern recently received a Greenwall Faculty Scholar career development award to write about emotions and envisioning future well-being, and the impact of this on serious health decisions. Michael Gerard Fitzgerald Martin, Adjunct Professor. Berkeley Changemaker: Philosophy and Values). Students in the program will have until the end of the fourth year to pass the PhD qualifying examination. Her interests include Kant, Wittgenstein, aesthetics, and contemporary philosophy of mind and language. He specializes in postclassical (ca. At least three out of the eight required courses should be in ancient philosophy. Daniela Cammack Political Science. In H&S Dean's Office through AY 2020-21. His main field of teaching and Kinch Hoekstra Associate Professor of Political Science and Law (D.Phil., Oxford University). Nietzsche Kant Early modern philosophy History of 20th c. Philosophy 19th c. Philosophy. Andreja Novakovic  Associate Professor of Philosophy (Ph.D., Columbia University) and affiliated with the Program in Critical Theory. He previously taught at University of Michigan and University of Arizona. Office: Building 1 . Cohen is on the faculty at Apple University and spends one day each week at Berkeley as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the School of Law, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Political Science. Heidegger und das Politische 1919-1969 (C.H. I am also currently Chair. The public announcement can be found here. The main focus of his work is the theory of perception and consciousness. He has worked mainly in formal philosophy and logic, especially modal logic, intuitionistic logic, epistemic logic and epistemology, logic and natural language, logic and probability, and logic and social choice theory. Modern: Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Kant ; Four of the eight courses must be in the following areas, with at least one course from each area: Area 1: Philosophical logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mathematics. Dissertation Seminar: Read More [+], Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate students who are writing dissertations in philosophy, Terms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2016, Spring 2015 His own research focuses on the classical utilitarian tradition (including Bentham, James Mill and John Stuart Mill) and on the moral philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment (including Hume, Smith, Lord Kames and John Millar). Katharina Kaiser Continuing Lecturer (Universität Hamburg). Timothy D. Crockett, Lecturer. Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley. I am Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Meeting a distribution requirement in this way will not count as meeting any part of the four-seminar requirement. (1996) is from Oxford, and my Ph.D. (2003) is from Berkeley. Recent work addresses the semantics and syntax of modals, embedded indexicals and indexical shift, the de re/de dicto distinction, and the mass-count distinction. Metaphysics, philosophy of mind, foundations of cognitive science.Research Profile, John MacFarlane, Professor.