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Courses Taught

University of Graz | Australian National University | University of Sidney

(All courses listed below are half-year courses.)

Present Employment: University of Graz

(See also UNIGRAZonline for more details and other, co-taught courses.) 

  • Kant's Theoretical Philosophy in Discussion. Seminar. (Advanced). 2016.
  • Theories of Personal Identity from Locke to Parfit. Seminar (Introductory). 2016.
  • Kant (Prolegomena). Seminar (introductory). 2015-16.
  • Kant (Dreams of a Spirit Seer). Seminar (Introductory). 2015.
  • Kant (Critique of Judgement). Seminar (Advanced). 2015.
  • Between Kant and Hegel: Empiricist Critique of Kant and Idealism. Seminar (Advanced). 2013.
  • Theories of Self-consciousness from Descartes to Sartre. Seminar (Advanced). 2013.
  • Kant (Critique of Pure Reason). Seminar (Advanced). 2012-13, 2014-15.
  • Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Seminar (Advanced). 2012, 2015-16.
  • Theories of Personal Identity: From Locke to Parfit. Seminar (Introductory). 2012.
  • Hume, Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding. Seminar (Introductory). 2011-12, 2014-15.
  • Thomas Reid and the Scottish Philosophy of Common Sense. Seminar (Advanced). 2011-12.
  • Philosophy of the Enlightenment. Lectures (Advanced). 2011, 2014.
  • History of Aesthetics. Seminar (Introductory). 2011, 2015-16.
  • "Ideas" in Early Modern Philosophy. Seminar (Advanced). 2011.
  • Themes in the History of Philosophy. Seminar (Advanced). 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Introduction to the History of Philosophy. Lectures. 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Seminar (Advanced). 2010-11.
  • Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil; Genealogy of Morals). Seminar (Introductory). 2010-11, 2012-13.
  • History of Aesthetics. Lectures (Introductory). 2010, 2013.
  • Introduction to Hume. Seminar (Introductory). 2010.
  • Leibniz, New Essays on Human Understanding. Seminar (Advanced). 2010, 2014.
  • History of Early Modern Philosophy. Descartes to Kant. Lectures (Advanced). 2009-10, 2012, 2014-15.
  • Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Seminar (Advanced). 2009-10.
  • Theories of the Person. Seminar (Introductory). 2009-10.

Previous Employment: Australian National University

  • Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 1st Year. 2009.
  • Rationalism: Themes from Descartes to Leibniz
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 2006.
  • Honours Seminar: Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics
    Weekly 2-Hour Seminars. Level: 4th Year. 2006.
  • Aesthetics
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 2005, 2008.
  • Reason Critique and the Self: Kant and German Idealism
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 3rd Year. 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
  • Ideas, Causality and Personal Identity (Issues from Locke and Hume)
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
  • Philosophy of the Enlightenment
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008.
  • Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy
    Tutorials only. Level 1st Year. 2002.
  • Hume, Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals
    Level: 2nd Year Honours Seminar. 1999.
  • Advanced Philosophy of Art
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 3rd Year. 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999.
  • Kant, Critique of Pure Reason
    Level: 3rd Year Honours Seminar. 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996 (with Dr. Bruin Christensen), 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003.
  • Introduction to Philosophy
    Level: 1st Year. 1997 (with Prof. Paul Thom and Dr. Chris Falzon), 1998 (with Dr. Natalie Stoljar).
  • German Idealism (with Dr. Bruin Christensen)
    Level: 3rd Year Honours Seminar. 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001 (with Prof. Richard Campbell).
  • European Philosophy (Nietzsche, Husserl)
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 1992, 1993, 1996, 2003 (with Dr. Bruin Christensen), 1998 (with Dr. Bruin Christensen), 2001, 2003 (with Prof. Richard Campbell), 2009 (with Dr. Bruin Christensen).
  • The Rationalists
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 1995.
  • Locke and Hume
    Level: 2nd Year Honours Seminar. 1995.
  • The Empiricists
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 1994.
  • Locke, Essay Concerning Human Understanding
    Level: 2nd Year Honours Seminar. 1993.
  • Hume, Treatise of Human Nature
    Level: 2nd Year Honours Seminar. 1992.

Previous Employment: University of Sydney

  • Theories of the Person.
    Level: IV Year Seminar. 1990.
  • Aesthetics.
    Lectures and Tutorials. Level: 1st/2nd Year. 1990, 1991.
  • Locke and Empiricism.
    Lectures and Discussion. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991.
  • Kant's Epistemology and Moral Philosophy.
    Lectures and Discussion. Level: 3rd Year. 1991.
  • The Presocratics.
    Lectures and Discussion. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 1990, 1991.
  • Philosophy of Mind from Descartes to Kant.
    Lectures and Discussion. Level: 2nd/3rd Year. 1985.

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Udo Thiel

Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Udo Thiel Department of Philosophy

Section History of Philosophy
Heinrichstraße 33 / ground floor

Phone:+43 316 380 - 2296
Fax:+43 (0)316 380 - 9707


Consultation hours: On appointment via E-mail

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