Philosophical Problems Seminar

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Peter Dennis and Prof Christian List


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Philosophy. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

In this course, we will read and carefully discuss together a range of classic papers in contemporary analytic philosophy that might not otherwise be covered in LSE Philosophy Department courses. Topics are selected from metaphysics, the philosophy of mind and action, epistemology, and the philosophy of language. This list is illustrative.


15 hours of seminars in the MT. 15 hours of seminars in the LT.

Indicative reading

Specific readings will be announced in a detailed syllabus at the start of the term.


Four essays of 2,500-3,500 words each over the course of the two terms.

Key facts

Department: Philosophy

Total students 2015/16: 4

Average class size 2015/16: 4

Value: Non-assessed

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