Fall 2018 - PHIL 880 G100

Pro-Seminar (5)

Class Number: 6345

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    WMC 5602, Burnaby



 Important note regarding enrollment:  PHIL 880 is required for and restricted to incoming Philosophy graduate students.

The Graduate Pro-Seminar, required for incoming graduate students, provides an opportunity to work on key skills of the profession while examining together a range of philosophically influential work, coming to terms with the expectations of graduate work in philosophy, and interacting and getting to know other members of the cohort.  

We will become familiar with the history of analytic philosophy, read some of the classics of analytic philosophy, and develop the skills that are necessary for success as a graduate student in philosophy.


  • Students will complete six short assignments – four written, two class presentations.



Stephen P. Schwartz Brief History of Analytic Philosophy, From Russell to Rawls Wiley-Blackwell 978-0-470-67208-2

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html