Universität Wien FIND

180148 VO-L Introduction to Theoretical Philosophy (2019W)

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

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 16.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 23.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 30.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 06.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 13.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 20.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 27.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 04.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 11.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 15.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 22.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Wednesday 29.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02

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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

Lecture units and questions regarding the philosophical 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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