Modern Chinese Philosophy|
Spring 2010 not offered
We will critically examine Chinese philosophical discourse from the late-19th century to the present, including liberalism, Marxism, and New Confucianism. Topics will include interaction with the West, human rights, the roles of traditions and traditional values, and the modern relevance of the ideal of sagehood.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ANY PHILOSOPHY COURSE
||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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