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PHIL3615 - Pragmatism

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Macarthur


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




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm



Seminar 1




Seminar 2

1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 2
2 This class runs from Week 5 to Week 12

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