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PART THREE




CLASSICS OF EPISTEMOLOGY I (October 21)

  • Rene Descartes (1596-1650) , "Meditations III-VI" in Meditations on First Philosaophy in Perry and Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (hereafter "ITP"), pp. 121-44
    Full Text of Descartes' Meditations (1640) (1640) Online.

    CLASSICS OF EPISTEMOLOGY II (October 24)

  • John Locke (1632-1704) , "Concerning Our Simple Ideas of Sensation" in ITP.
  • George Berkeley (1685-1753) , Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in ITP, pp. 139-90.
    Full Text of Berkeley's Dialogues Online.

    CLASSICS OF EPISTEMOLOGY: The Skeptic's Challenge (October 28)

  • David Hume (1711-1776) , "Of Scepticism with Regard to the Senses" in ITP.
  • David Hume (1711-1776) , An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding in ITP, pp. 190-210.
    Full Text of Hume's Enquiry Online.

    PERCEPTION (October 28)

  • A. J. Ayer (1910-1989) , "The Argument from Illusion" in ITP.
  • J. L. Austin (1911-1960) , "The Argument from Illusion" in ITP. pp. 217-29

    CAUSATION (October 31)

  • G. E. M. Anscombe (1919-2001) , "Causality and Determination" in ITP. pp. 251-62

    INDUCTION (October 31)

  • W. C. Salmon (1925-2001) , "The Problem of Induction" in ITP, pp. 230-51.
    Obituary written by Adolf Gr┘nbaum for Wesley C. Salmon is available HERE .

    Paper Topics for the third paper will be handed out on Friday, October 31st.
    Papers are due on Tuesday, November 11th, in class.





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