Schedule


Week     Date    Topic
1 8/22 What is philosophy?; Intro to Logic
8/24 Logic & Argument
2 8/29 Physicalism & Consciousness
8/31 Nagel’s Argument
3 9/5 The Knowledge Argument
9/7 Lewis against the Knowledge Argument
4 9/12 The Function of Consciousness
9/14 The Function of Consciousness (continued)
5 9/19 The Puzzle of Representation
9/21 Catch-up
6 9/26 Can Machines Think?
9/28 The Chinese Room Argument
7 10/3 Objections to the Chinese Room Argument
10/5 Mid-Term Review
8 10/10 No Class
10/12 Mid-Term
9 10/17 Fall Break (No Class)
10/19 Freedom & Determinism
10 10/24 Freedom & Alternate Possibilities
10/26 Determinism & Moral Responsibility
11 10/31 Determinism & Moral Responsibility (continued)
11/2 Free Will & Neuroscience
12 11/7 Free Will & Legal Responsibility
11/9 No Class
13 11/14 Ethics & Meta-Ethics
11/16 Two Kinds of Moral Skepticism
14 11/21 Moral Skepticism (continued)
11/23 Thanksgiving Break (No Class)
15 11/28 The Meaning of Life & Absurdity
11/30 The Absurd (continued); Papers due Friday
16 12/5 Meaning of Life (continued)
12/7 Exam Review
17 12/13 Final Exam 10:00 to 12:00 noon