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180145 VO-L Introduction to Theoretical Philosophy (2019S)

EC und Dpl.-LA 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.

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 20.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 27.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 03.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 10.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 08.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 15.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 22.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 29.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 05.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 12.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Wednesday 19.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Friday 21.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7

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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: epistemology, 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)

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