|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
White Hall 112
This class will take a thematic approach to the study of metaphysics. In particular, we will tackle the question of whether we should consider reality as a unified whole or as a collection of disconnected parts. We will look closely at competing views taken from the Western philosophic canon to show their relevance for contemporary science, politics, and art.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. ISBN: 9780915145393.
- An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. ISBN: 9780872202290.
- The World as Will and Representation Vol. 1. ISBN: 9780486217611.
- The Birth of Tragedy. ISBN: 9780521639873.
- Pragmatism and Other Writings. ISBN: 9780140437355.
- Presocratic Reader. ISBN: 9781603843058.
|Assignment/Exam||Details||% of Total Grade|
|Mandatory attendance and discussion, occasional in-class writing exercises, two 5 page papers, one 7 page paper.|
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