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180085 VO-L Introduction to Theoretical Philosophy (2018S)

Einführung EC und PP

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Lecture with compulsory reading. The philosophical texts will be presented in the lectures and discussed (and partially read) in the Kolloquia (discussion & reading) sessions. For more information please register into the moodle elearning platform for this course.

PowerPoint and Audiofiles for this lecture (in German) will be provided as well.

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Blocked-Lecture: March, May and June

Tuesday 06.03. 18:30 - 21:30 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 13.03. 18:30 - 21:30 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 20.03. 18:30 - 21:30 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 29.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 29.05. 20:15 - 21:45 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 05.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 12.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 19.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 26.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction into the mayor fields and topics of theoretical philosophy: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of language - analytical philosophy and philosophy of mind.
The historical frame of this lecture arches from early modern to the 21st century.
Emphasis: philosophy of language and philosophy of mind.

Assessment and permitted materials

written examination, writing the exam in English is allowed

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of topics presented in the lectures and familiarity with the texts

Examination topics

Lecture units and questions regarding the philosophical texts

Reading list

1) John Locke: Versuch über den menschlichen Verstand
2) Martin Heidegger: Was ist Metaphysik? (1930)
3) Max Planck: Positivismus und reale Aussenwelt (1930)
4) Rudolf Carnap: Scheinprobleme in der Philosophie (1932)
5) Ludwig Wittgenstein: Philosophische Untersuchungen (1953), Paragraphen-Auswahl
6) John Austin: How to do things with Words [Zur Theorie der Sprechakte] (1962)
7) Thomas Metzinger: Das Leib-Seele-Problem in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts (2007)
8) Alan Turing: "Kann eine Maschine denken?", (1950)
9) Thomas Nagel: Wie ist es, eine Fledermaus zu sein? [What is it like to be a bat?] (1974)
10) Güven Güzdeldere: Ist Bewusstsein die Wahrnehmung dessen, was im eigenen Geist vorgeht? (1995)

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