Units of study

PHIL3615 - Pragmatism

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Macarthur

Description

This unit of study will consider the emergence and recent developments of the distinctive philosophical outlook known as "American Pragmatism". We shall discuss various pragmatist approaches to central philosophical topics such as truth, mind, knowledge, logic, naturalism, apriority, and the fact/value distinction. A central theme will be the philosophical importance of the appeal to practice and the agent's point of view. Readings will include works by William James, C.S. Pierce, John Dewey, Robert Brandom, Wilfred Sellars, and Richard Rorty.

Assessments

2x1000wd tutorial exercises (2x20%) and 1x2500wd essay (60%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3015

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