2024 Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy

2024 Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy

: Natural Questions

June 9th through 28th, 2024: Boulder, Colorado

The Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy is intended for outstanding advanced undergraduates who are considering graduate school in philosophy. The aim is to introduce students to the atmosphere of a graduate-level seminar, giving them a chance to explore their philosophical abilities and interests before they commit to a graduate program.

The 2024 seminar will focus on questions involving the distinction between the natural and the artificial or conventional. Specific issues to be discussed may involve claims about human nature, the state of nature, or natural rights; realism about such subjects as moral principles, political authority, aesthetic judgments, quantum mechanics, mathematical truths, and ordinary material objects; the metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of artificial intelligence; and the relationship between mental states and formal models in epistemology. Readings will cover a wide range of philosophical subfields and include both contemporary and historical sources.