Units of study
PHIL3615 - Pragmatism
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: David Macarthur
Phone: +61 2 9351 3193
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.
2x1000wd tutorial exercises (2x20%) and 1x2500wd essay (60%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 credit points in Philosophy
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