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INTRO. TO
PHILOSOPHY
SYLLABUS






PART THREE



WEEK 9: CLASSICS OF EPISTEMOLOGY (I) (Oct. 23)

  • Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY


    CLASSICS OF EPISTEMOLOGY (II) (Oct. 26)John Locke, "Some Further Considerations Concerning Our Simple Ideas of Sensation"

  • George Berkeley, Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY


    WEEK 10: CLASSICS OF EPISTEMOLOGY (III) (Oct. 30)

  • David Hume, "Of Scepticism with Regard to the Senses"
  • David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY


    PERCEPTION (Nov. 2)

  • A. J. Ayer, "The Argument from Illusion"
  • J.L. Austin, "The Argument from Illusion"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY


    Papers for the second paper topic are due on Tuesday, October 30th.


    WEEK 11: CAUSATION (Nov. 6)

  • G.E.M. Anscombe, "Causality and Determination"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY


    INDUCTION (also Nov. 6)

  • W.C. Salmon, "The Problem of Induction"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY


    SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION (Nov. 9)

  • Carl G. Hempel, "Laws and Their Role in Scientific Explanation"
  • Paul Feyerabend, "How to Defend Society Against Science"
  • Elizabeth Anderson, "Knowledge, Human Interests, andmObjectivity in Feminist Epistemology"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY


    Paper Topics for the third paper will be handed out on Friday, November 9th.
    Papers are due on Tuesday, November 20th, in class.




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