A Collection of 500+ Philosophy Course Syllabi Arranged by Topic

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Table of Contents

Topics:

Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

Animal Ethics

Applied Ethics

Bioethics

Consequentialism

Deontological Ethics

Effective Altruism

Environmental Ethics

Friendship

Happiness

Philosophy of Love

The Meaning of Life

Metaethics

Moral Psychology

Utilitarianism

Virtue Ethics

Well-Being

Political Philosophy

 

Introduction to Political Philosophy

Anarchism

Capitalism

Civil Disobedience

Conservatism

Critical Theory

Democracy

Distributive Justice

Equality

Free Speech

Freedom

Global Justice

Justice

Liberalism

Libertarianism

Marxism

Migration

Nationalism

Power

Privacy

Punishment

Human Rights

Social Contract Theory

Toleration

Utopia

War

Epistemology

 

Introduction to Epistemology

Disagreement

Memory

Perception

Social Epistemology

Skepticism

Truth

Metaphysics

 

Introduction to Metaphysics

Causation

Death

Free Will

Personal Identity

Time

Aesthetics

African Philosophy

Analytic Philosophy

Philosophy of Biology

Buddhism

Philosophy for Children

Chinese Philosophy

Confucianism

Continental Philosophy

Critical Thinking

Daoism

Decision Theory

Philosophy and Disability

Philosophy of Economics

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Emotion

Philosophy and the Enlightenment

Existentialism

Feminist Philosophy

Philosophy of Film

Philosophy of Gender

Philosophy of History

History of Philosophy

Philosophy of Human Nature

Philosophy of Humour

Indian Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Islamic Philosophy

Japanese Philosophy

Jewish Philosophy

Philosophy of Language

Latin American Philosophy

Philosophy of Law

LGBTQ Philosophy

Logic

Philosophy of Mathematics

Philosophy of Medicine

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Music

Phenomenology

Philosophy of Physics

Postmodernism

Pragmatism

Philosophy of Psychology

Philosophy of Race

Rationality

Philosophy of Religion

Rhetoric

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Sex

Philosophy of Technology

Philosophers:

Ancient Greek Philosophy

Pre-Socratics

Socrates

Plato

Aristotle

Epicurus

Lucretius

The Stoics

Plotinus

St Augustine

Boethius

Avicenna

Maimonides

St Aquinas

Medieval Philosophy

Machiavelli

Hobbes

Descartes

Spinoza

Locke

Leibniz

Berkeley

Hume

  • Hume – Carnegie Mellon University
  • Hume – Stanford University
  • Hume – New York University

Rousseau

Smith

Kant

Bentham

Hegel

Mill

Darwin

Kierkegaard

Marx

Nietzsche

Frege

  • Frege – University of Chicago
  • Frege – Umass Amherst
  • Frege – University of Pennsylvania

Freud

Dewey

Russell

Wittgenstein

Husserl

Heidegger

Lacan

Weil

Popper

Sartre

Beauvoir

Arendt

Rawls

Fanon

Foucault

Deleuze

Derrida

Habermas