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Saucedo, Raul Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • My current research focuses on a few interconnected issues concerning parts and wholes, space and time, plurals, and fundamentality. I also have interests in the study of such themes across the history of philosophy (especially in the ancient Greek and early modern periods) as well as in non-Western intellectual traditions (especially ancient Indian thought). At the moment I'm working on a few articles and a book manuscript defending the ontological priority of collectivity over individuality.


  • Metaphysics and related topics in logic and philosophy of science



courses taught

  • PHIL 1440 - Critical Thinking
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Develops students' skills in evaluating arguments and other aspects of critical thinking, focusing on the ways people reason and attempt to justify their beliefs. Activities may include modeling arguments, detecting common fallacies, examining the use (and misuse) of scientific evidence, and learning the basics of symbolic logic. Formerly titled Introductory Logic.
  • PHIL 2440 - Symbolic Logic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to sentential logic, the logic of quantification and some of the basic concepts and results of metalogic (interpretations, validity and soundness).
  • PHIL 3030 - Asian Philosophies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores various topics in Asian philosophy. Students will be exposed to and critically engage with a range of ethical, metaphysical, epistemological, and other philosophical issues in Chinese, Indian, and other Asian traditions, including discussion of how major Asian traditions relate to other approaches to philosophy. Specific topics and themes vary from term to term.
  • PHIL 4360 - Metaphysics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Traditional and contemporary theories of the basic categories of reality and the human relationship to it, including universals, substance, identity, change, mind and body, free will and modality. Same as PHIL 5360.
  • PHIL 4490 - Philosophy of Language
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines the nature of language through topics such as truth, reference, meaning, and use, as well as the general relationships between language and action, cognition, logic, and reality. Same as PHIL 5490.
  • PHIL 5550 - Metaphysics and Epistemology Proseminar
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Covers seminal classic texts and/or fundamental topics in analytic metaphysics and epistemology.
  • PHIL 6380 - Seminar in Metaphysics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Intensive study of selected topics in metaphysics.


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