180109 KU Irrationality (2017W)
- Anmeldung von Fr 08.09.2017 12:00 bis Fr 22.09.2017 12:00
- Anmeldung von Mo 25.09.2017 12:10 bis Fr 29.09.2017 12:00
- Abmeldung bis Di 31.10.2017 12:00
Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert
Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung
Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel
Weekly written reflections that will discussed in class
Written exam (10 pages)
Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
- The students should attend 9 or more seminars out of 11.
- The students are expected to read the texts carefully before class and be prepared to discuss the texts in class.
- The student are expected to upload 1 day in advance (Wednesday 12h00) a short (approx. 1 page) reflection on Moodle on the text we are reading. These reflections are mandatory.
- The students are expected to give one oral presentation of the central arguments of one of the readings during the semester.
- Finally, the students are expected to submit an essay one of the topics discussed in class. The essay is expected to be of 5000 words long. Guidelines and Deadlines will be uploaded on Moodle.
Students will achieve 5 ECTS points from participating successfully in this course.
Davidson, D. (1980/2001) “Agency” from his Essays on Actions and Events (Ch. 3). Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Anscombe, G. E. M. (2000/1957) Intention, Harvard University Press, §§ 21-27
Wilson, George and Shpall, Samuel, "Action", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2016 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2016/entries/action
Grünbaum, T. (2010). Action and agency. In Handbook of phenomenology and cognitive science (pp. 337-354). Springer Netherlands.Seminar 2: October 19th
Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics: Book 7
Mele, A. (1987) Irrationality, OUP, chapters 1 pp. 2-15Seminar 3: November 9th
Davidson, D. (2013/1969): “How is weakness of the will possible?” in Actions and Events, Oxford University Press, pp. 21-42
Davidson, D. (2010/1982): “Paradoxes of Irrationality” in Problems of Rationality, Oxford University Press, pp. 169-187Seminar 4: November 16th
Mele, A. (1987): Irrationality. An Assay on Akrasia, Self-Deception, and Self-Control, Oxford University Press, chapters 2 and 3 pp. 16-49Seminar 5: November 23rd
Holton, R. (2003) “How is strength of the Will Possible?” in Weakness of the Will and Practical Irrationality, Oxford University Press, pp.37-67Seminar 6: November 30th
Velleman, J. D. (2007): “What good is a will? In Action in Context (ed). Anton Leist, de Gruyter, pp.193215Seminar 7: December 7th
Rosalind Hursthouse (1991): “Arationality” in The Journal of Philosophy, vol LXXXVIII, no. 2, pp. 57-68
Helen Steward (2009): “Sub-intentional actions and the over-mentalization of agency” in Constantine Sandis (ed.) New Essays on the Explanation of Action, Palgrave MacmillanSeminar 8: December 14th
Alfred Mele (1987) Irrationality, OUP, chapters 4 and 9; pp. 50-61; pp. 121-137Seminar 9: January 11th
Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (1988) “The Deceptive Self: Liars, Layers, and Liars” in Perspectives on Self-Deception (eds.) Brian P. McLaughlin and Amélie Oksenberg Rorty, University of California Press, pp.11-28Seminar 10: January 18th
Mark Johnston (1988) Self-Deception and the Nature of Mind” in Perspectives on Self-Deception, in Perspectives on Self-Deception (eds.) Brian P. McLaughlin and Amélie Oksenberg Rorty, University of California Press, pp.63-91Seminar 11: January 25th :
Jonathan Lear (1998): “The disruptive Mind” in Open Minded. Working Out the Logic of the Soul, Harvard University Press, pp. 80-122