Teaching


I think that everyone should have access to the courses we teach at the university. Please keep in mind, however, that course notes are intellectual property as well and cite them correctly:

  • Blum, Philipp 2015, "How Things Are", course notes for a MA seminar at the University of Zurich
  • Blum, Philipp 2001, "Paradoxes", course notes for a BA seminar at the University of Geneva (under the name of "Keller")


Courses and seminars

  1. The Problem of Representation, BA/MA seminar, Lucerne (autumn term 18)
  2. The Metaphysics of the Mind, lecture, Lucerne (autumn term 18)
  3. Rawls und die Folgen [introduction to political philosophy], BA seminar, Lucerne (autumn term 18)
  4. Leibniz and the Scholastics, BA/MA seminar, Lucerne (spring term 18)
  5. Aristotle's Physics, BA/MA seminar, Lucerne (autumn term 17)
  6. Introduction to Epistemology, BA/MA seminar, Lucerne (spring term 17)
  7. How Things Are [an advanced seminar in metaphysics], Zurich (autumn term 14)
  8. Das Problem der Wahrnehmung [an introduction to some parts of the philosophy of mind], Zurich (autumn term 14)
  9. Das Argument [introduction to argumentation theory for law students], Berne (spring term 13)
  10. Einführung in die Logik [introduction to logic], Berne (spring term 12)
  11. La métaphysique de la représentation [the metaphysics of representation], Neuchâtel (spring term 12)
  12. How things are, advanced graduate course in metaphysics, Geneva (spring term 11)
  13. Tutorial on David Lewis, Plurality of Worlds, Geneva (spring term 11)
  14. Métaphysique et Ontologie, Geneva (autumn term 10), with Kevin Mulligan and Fabrice Correia
  15. Tutorial y seminario de discusión sobre David Lewis, Plurality of Worlds, UNAM (spring term 10)
  16. Introducción a la metafísica [introduction to metaphysics], licenciatura [undergraduate course], UNAM (spring term 10)
  17. Consciencia e intencionalidad, une introducción a la filosofia del mente [introduction to the philosophy of mind], maestría [graduate course], UNAM (spring term 10)
  18. How things are, advanced graduate course in metaphysics, UNAM (spring term 10)
  19. La metafísica del tiempo [the metaphysics of time], UNAM (autumn term 09)
  20. Einführung in die Logik [introduction to logic] (6 ECTS), Berne (spring term 09)
  21. Introduction à la philosophie de l'esprit [Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind] (6 ECTS), with Fabrice Teroni, Olivier Massin, Akiko Frischhut, Anne Meylan, Alain Pé-Curto and Johannes Stern, Geneva (spring term 09)
  22. Problèmes de métaphysique [PhD and MA seminar in metaphysics] (12 ECTS), with Kevin Mulligan and Fabrice Correia, Geneva (academic year 08-09)
  23. Séminaire bloc sur la philosophie (des) mathématique(s) [Introduction to Philosophy of Mathematics], Geneva (autumn term 08)
  24. Séminaire bloc sur David Lewis [Introduction to Modal Realism], Geneva (autumn term 08)
  25. Introduction à la philosophie sociale et de droit [Introduction to social and legal philosophy] (3 ECTS), Geneva (autumn term 08)
  26. Séminaire de discussion [reading seminar] (12 ECTS,), with Fabrice Correia, Julien Dutant, Amanda Garcia, Ghislain Guigon, Olivier Massin and Anne Meylan, Geneva (academic year 08-09)
  27. Le réalisme scientifique [scientific realism in the philosophy of science] (6 ECTS), with Marcel Weber, Geneva (spring term 08)
  28. Einführung in die Logik [introduction to logic] (6 ECTS), Berne (spring term 08)
  29. Problèmes de métaphysique [PhD and MA seminar in metaphysics] (12 ECTS), with Kevin Mulligan and Fabrice Correia, Geneva (academic year 07-08)
  30. Séminaire des assistants [reading seminar] (12 ECTS,), with Fabrice Correia, Julien Dutant, Amanda Garcia, Ghislain Guigon, Olivier Massin and Anne Meylan, Geneva (academic year 07-08)
  31. *Introduction à la logique [introduction to logic] (12 ECTS), Geneva (academic year 07-08)
  32. *Quand les choses ont besoin les unes des autres, quelques thèmes de métaphysique contemporaine [advanced introduction to metaphysics], Geneva (academic year 06-07)
  33. Wenn Sachen einander brauchen [introduction to metaphysics] (6 ECTS), Fribourg (summer term 06)
  34. Introduction à la logique [introduction to logic] (12 ECTS, 4h), Geneva (winter term 05/06)
  35. Introduction à la logique [introduction to logic] (6 ECTS), Geneva (winter term 03/04)
  36. Introduction à la philosophie du langage [introduction to the philosophy of language] (6 ECTS), Geneva (winter term 02/03)
  37. Les empiristes anglais [British Empiricists] (6 ECTS), with Fabrice Teroni, Geneva (summer term 02)
  38. La philosophie par les paradoxes [paradoxes] (6 ECTS), Geneva (winter term 01/02)

e-learning courses

Of the starred courses I wrote two fully self-contained e-learning versions:

The University of Geneva forced me to host them on their server, and they have now been taken down - a pity! But I still have the LaTeX-versions (click on the links above).

I have found in my archives an old version of the metaphysics course: it is here.