In this course, we will study and discuss two interrelated and complementary schools of thought in Western philosophy: phenomenology and existentialism. We will cover both history and contemporary debates, as well as phenomenology-inspired research in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience. Roughly half the course will be devoted to the origins of phenomenology and existentialism, setting the main views within their historical context. The other half will discuss contemporary philosophical debates and scientific research, for example in artificial intelligence and robotics, involving phenomenological approaches.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
: S. Käufer & A. Chemero. 2015. Phenomenology: an Introduction. Polity.
S. Bakewell. 2016. At the Existentialist Café. Chatto & Windus.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
: Attendance: 10%
Discussion Q&A: 25%
First paper: 30%
Final paper: 35%
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|Instructor(s): Buccella,Alessandra Times: .M.W... 08:00AM-09:20AM; Location: RHH003; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 10||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 18||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: X|
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