Philosophy 412-13 Junior/Senior Seminar

A capstone sequence, required for junior and senior philosophy majors, which usually focuses on an individual philosopher or issue in some depth. The seminar format encourages especially close reading of seminal texts, prompts vigorous discussions of the same, and develops students' facility in the conventions of philosophical research. Students also have the special opportunity to work closely-discussing their ideas one on one and honing the arguments of their individual research essays-with two visiting scholars, both of whom are experts on the topic of the seminar. The capstone sequence is an exciting and fitting culmination of our majors' experience in the department.