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SELF-DECEPTION
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Philosophical Issues Raised by the Concept of Self-deception
Title of Course: SELF-DECEPTION
You can lie to someone else. Can you lie to yourself and believe your own lie? Would self-deception be conscious or unconscious?
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CONSCIOUSNESS
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Are there non-human persons?; Butler on Locke; Consciousness; Hume on Identity; Identity and Consciousness; Is a Form of Dualism Acceptable?; Locke ECHU ii.17 Summary; Locke on Personal Identity; Parfit on Personal Identity; Questions on Locke on Personal Identity; Personal Identity: Distinctions and Questions; Survival: Consciousness after Death?; Thomas Reid's Criticisms of Locke
Title of Course: CONSCIOUSNESS
Is something beyond the physical needed to account for mental states, i.e. for consciousness? Could the facts of consciousness be determined by the physical facts alone?
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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY
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Problems with Anti-Realism; Antirealism; Antirealism 2; Ayer's Verificationism; Computers and Thought 1; Computers and Thought 2; Correspondence Notions of Truth; Common Sense Realism; Philosophers' Dates; Foundationalism; Frege; Inference to the Best Explanation; Identity and Identification; Incommensurability; Instrumentalism and Realism; Kuhn: Paradigms; Naturalised Epistemology; Popper: Scientific Method; The Private Language Argument; Why be a Scientific Realist; Science as Cognitive Management; Scientific Rationality; Tarski and Truth; Realism and Truth; Truth; Verificationism and Truth; What is Philosophy; Words and Meaning
Title of Course: CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY
Knowledge; language; human persons and scientific method. Is there anything that is beyond doubt? What is involved in understanding language? Are human beings just complicated machines?
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PHILOSOPHY FOR FUN
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Clive Bell: Significant Form; Forgery; Humour; Photographic Realism; Self Deception
Title of Course: PHILOSOPHY FOR FUN
Why are philosophers interested in such topics as humour, games, art, forgery, nothing, illusion…
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FORGERY
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Philosophical Issues with forgery
Title of Course: FORGERY
A forgery is indistinguishable from an original. Is forgery an aesthetic idea or an historical one?
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WITTGENSTEIN
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Meaning and Idea; Not a Nothing Either; Sensations and Phenomenology; Private Language and Sensations; Questions and Terms
Philosophy of language and the fascinating issues it raises. Could there be a private language? Does language always demand a community?
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PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
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Deduction and Induction; Explanation; Galileo's Telescope; Goodman's Riddle of Induction; Incommensurability; Induction; Inference to the Best Explanation; Instrumentalism and Realism; Kuhn: Paradigms; Lakatos; The Old Riddle of Induction; Popper: Key Concepts; Popular Views About Science; Science and Induction; Scientific Knowledge; Scientific Realism; Skyrms: Probability; The Riddle of Induction; Verificationism and Realism; What is Philosophy of Science; What is Science?; Why be a Scientific realist?
Title of Course: PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Live philosophical issues: The nature of scientific reasoning: Is science deductive? Probability and proof. Observation and theory. Falsification and confirmation.
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CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
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Analyticity; Extensionality; Language Truth and Logic; Meaning; Meaning and Ideas; Frege: Meaning; Meaning: Worksheet; Names and Descriptions; Russell: On Denoting; Philosophical Questions about Language; Private Language Argument; Tarski; The Language of Thought 1; The Language of Thought 2; The Private Language Argument; Truth; Verificationism and Realism; Words and Meaning
Title of Course: PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
How is it possible that we mean something by the words and sentences we speak? How does it come about that we communicate with and understand one another?
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INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
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Alston on Berkeley; Bundle Dualism; Cause; The Concept of Identity; Causal Materialism; Direct Realism; Dualism; Foundationalism; Freedom and Determinism; Determinism and Freedom; Berkeley and Idealism; Essay Topics; Discussing Issues; Knowledge; Knowledge (six pages); Locke on Personal Identity; Personal Identity; Phenomenalism; Primary and Secondary Qualities; Locke's theory of representative perception; Scientific Knowledge; Self-deception; Utilitarianism; Moral Weakness
Title of Course: INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy asks basic questions. Are we free beings? Is mind identical with brain? What is knowledge?
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INTRODUCTION TO THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
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Epistemology; Hume Inquiry 88; Inference; Introspection; Is Knowledge Justified True Belief?; Testimony; Questions on Hume on Testimony; Self-deception (Fingarette); Self-deception; Justification, Knowledge and Truth; The Correspondence Theory; Worksheet on Memory
Title of Course: THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
What do we know? How do we come to know what we (claim to) know? When is a claim to know not knowing?
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BRITISH PHILOSOPHERS
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Causality; Hume: Causality; Cause: Locke and Hume; Empiricism; Hume on Miracle; INUS; Natural or Scientific Laws; Locke's Representational Theory of Perception
Title of Course: BRITISH PHILOSOPHERS
We consider the teachings of Locke, Berkeley, and Hume, known as the British Empiricists, and trace how the questions they discussed still raise live issues and provide interesting debate in contemporary philosophy.
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GREAT PHILOSOPHERS (1): THEMES IN PLATO AND ARISTOTLE
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Aristotle's Four Causes; Aristotle on Happiness; Akrasia (weakness of will); Aristotle's Proof of the Existence of God via the concept of Time; Aristotle on the Soul; Metaphysics, Categories; Lear : Body and Soul in Aristotle; Substance in Aristotle; Lear on Substance; Knowledge as Reminiscence: Plato's Meno; Plato's Phaedo: Forms and Immortality; Plato's Parmenides; Plato's Divided Line
Title of Course: THEMES IN PLATO AND ARISTOTLE
First we review the teachings of these two great philosophers. We then read and discuss portions of their writings and the issues they raise for us now.
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GREAT PHILOSOPHERS (2): DESCARTES AND KANT
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Is Some Form of Dualism Acceptable?; Cogito Ergo Sum; Chart: Critique of Pure Reason; Descartes, Meditation 1; Descartes I am a Thinking Being: Summary; Kant: Categories; Key Terms for Understanding Kant; The Ontological Argument; Putnam and Kant; Kant's Attack on Rational Psychology; Meditation 1 Summary; Kant and the ontological argument; Sum Res Cogitans; Kant: the necessary unity of apperception; I am a thinking being; Transcendental Idealism; Understanding: The Transcendental Deduction; The Unity of Apperception: pro and con.
Title of Course: THEMES IN DESCARTES AND KANT
An introductory guide to the ideas of two philosophers who have had a decisive influence on later Western thinking in many areas: for example, science, psychology, religion, knowledge.
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PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
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Philosophers sometimes talk about God. How is it possible to do so meaningfully in a scientifically determined culture? Can you go beyond the natural to the supernatural? Aristotle: Contrast with Plato; Aristotle on Form and Matter; Creation: Concepts and Questions; Creation in Plato and Aristotle; Creation: Genesis; Epistemology; Epistemology and Religion; Evil; Faith and Knowledge; Four Worlds; Goodness without God; Meaning and Truth; Miracles; Parable of the Gardener; Philosophy and Religion: Faith and Knowledge; Plato: Melling Quotation; Plato Timaeus: quotation; Plato's Demiurge; Religious Experience; Some Important Concepts; Soul and Body; Testing Experience; The Best of all Possible Worlds; Can we prove the Existence of God?; Thomas' Causal Argument
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PHILOSOPHERS AND THEOLOGIANS
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Plato's Demiurge and The Production of the Cosmos; Plato Timaeus 27c-38 (3 Pages); Creation: Plato and Aristotle; Soul and Body (Matter); Aristotle's Four Causes; The Best of All Possible Worlds; Leibnitz: Theodicy 201,52,225,84; Aristotle on the Soul; Soul and Body in Aristotle; Epistemology; Epistemology and Religious Belief; Religious Experience; Testing Experience; Goodness without God; Aristotle's First Cause
Title of Course: PHILOSOPHERS AND THEOLOGIANS
Course Outline: Philosophy as metaphysics, epistemology and ethics; Plato's Demiurge and the Production of the Cosmos; Creation: Plato and Aristotle…
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PHILOSOPHY: THE MAKING OF THE MODERN MIND
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Cause: Worksheet; Claudius Ptolemy; Constructive Postmodernism; Copernicus: Dedication; Philosophers' Dates; Dilthey on the Nature of Philosophy; Four Worlds: Aristotle to Darwin; Hobbes' Method; Kant: Transcendentalism; Kant's Ethics; Key Terms for Understanding Kant; Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding; Notes on Dilthey; Post Kant; Romanticism and its Fate; Rousseau and Hobbes' Social Contract; Rousseau: The Social Contract; The Crisis of Modern Science; The Enlightenment; The Influence of Newton
Title of Course: THE MAKING OF THE MODERN MIND
Philosophers at crucial points in our history have significantly contributed to our contemporary way of understanding the world, ourselves and our history.
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POLITICAL AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY: AN INTRODUCTION
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Determinism; Egoism; Hobbes' Account of Human Nature; Hobbes' Political Anatomy; Hobbes' Method; Hobbes: Egoism, Pleasure, Desire; Rousseau, The Social Contract; Hobbes' Account of Sovereignty; The State of Nature and the Social Contract
Title of Course: POLITICAL AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY
Issues raised in Hobbes, Leviathan and Rousseau's Social Contract, and their contemporary relevance, for example: the state of nature, sovereignty, laws of nature…
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THE CENTRAL PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY
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Analyticity; The Argument from Illusion; Causal Powers; Philosophers' Dates; Explaining; Explaining 2; History and Theology; Meaning and Ideas; Meaning; Meaning: Worksheet; Mind and Body: Questions; Meaning: Frege; Scepticism; Scepticism: Questions; The Argument from Analogy; Words and Meaning
Title of Course: CENTRAL PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY
Meaning, Scepticism, Cause, Appearance and Reality, Self, mind and body; Language, public and private; Necessity and the a priori…
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PERSONAL IDENTITY, A PHILOSOPHICAL INTRODUCTION
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Hume on Personal Identity; Kant: Unity of Apperception; Locke on Personal Identity; Parfit on Personal Identity
Title of Course: PERSONAL IDENTITY
What does it mean to say that I am the same person I was? Could the prince be the pauper? Could I have been Julius Caesar?
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PROBLEMS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
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Argument for Solecism; Armstrong's Causal theology; Essay Questions; The mind-body problem; Diagram: Chisholm; Other Minds; Problems in the philosophy of mind; Ryle: quotation; Argument from Analogy; Behaviourism and Functionalism; Brains in a Vat; Computers and Thought 1; Computers and Thought 2; Commonsense Psychology 1; Commonsense Psychology 2; Descartes; The Case for Externalism; Extension and the Principle of Extensionality; Internalism and Externalism; Identity Theory; Language and Thought 1; Language and Thought 2; Mad Pain and Martian Pain; Matter and Mind; Other Minds; PDP; Sensations and Phenomenology; Spectrum Inversion; The Concept of Identity; Ryle's Dispositional Theory of Mind; Two Kinds of Mental State; What is it like to be a bat?
Title of Course: PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
Is mind some kind of thing? Mind and brain. Descartes and dualistic theories'. Mind as functioning unity…
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