Modern Chinese Philosophy|
Spring 2008 not offered
Areas of focus include Neo-Confucianism, Chinese communism, the turn toward the market economy, and human rights in China. Discussion topics include self-cultivation and praxis, socialist and capitalist visions of justice, and the relation between individual rights and social goods.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [PHIL205 or EAST261] OR [PHIL259 or EAST262 or RELI206]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
Carnap, "The Elimination of Metaphysics through the Logical Analysis of Language"
Quine, "Two Dogmas of Empiricism" and selections from WORD AND OBJECT
Sellars, "Philosophy and the Scientific Image" and "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind"
Davidson, "Thought and Talk" and "On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme"
Dennett, "True Believers"
Putnam, "The Meaning of Meaning"
Brandom, "Freedom and Constraint by Norms" and "A Social Route from Reasoning to Representing"
Haugeland, "Social Cartesianism"
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One comparative/expository essay, and two intermediate-length or one longer paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course has no specific prerequisite, but does require at least one prior course in philosophy. The course will satisfy the "Mind and Reality" requirement for the Philosophy major, even though it has a course number in the "History of Philosophy" category.
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