Rossen Ventzislavov

Tools for students


Introduction to PhilosophyAn introductory exploration of core philosophical ideas and theories

The Rational Animal An advanced survey of philosophical ideas, divided into a mind/epistemology module and an ethics/political philosophy module

Critical Thinking – An introduction to symbolic and informal logic with an emphasis on the analysis of current issues and the modes of argumentation they are framed in

Bioethics (teaching assistant to Jeffrey Blustein) – A comprehensive survey of seminal texts and current issues in the ethics of healthcare

Ethical Systems – An introductory course covering general methods and issues in meta-ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics

Aesthetics – An advanced study of major topics and arguments in art criticism and the philosophy of art

Celebrity – An interdisciplinary seminar focused on the historical and conceptual underpinnings of social distinction

Philosophy of Architecture – A study of the continuities and differences between architectural theory and philosophical aesthetics

Philosophy of History – An advanced exploration of the nature and concepts of historical thinking and the philosophical challenges it faces

Human Agency and Interior Spaces – A team-taught investigation of the relationship between human agency and habitation from the perspective of literature, urbanism, philosophy, and art history

The Body Beautiful – An advanced study of the aesthetic aspect of the human body and the factors that condition our judgment of it