180167 SE Words and Concepts: Normative Issues (2019W)
- Registration is open from We 11.09.2019 09:00 to Tu 17.09.2019 10:00
- Registration is open from We 25.09.2019 09:00 to Sa 05.10.2019 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Th 31.10.2019 23:59
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ACHTUNG!! Der Termin am 17.12.2019 muss leider entfallen!!ACHTUNG!! Am 17.12.2019 findet im HS 3 A (3. Stock) um 10-11 Uhr ein Workshop statt. BItte um Teilnahme!!
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
(1) Sending a summary of max 100 words, plus 1-2 questions, before each session. The summary and the questions should be uploaded on Moodle by 20:00 on the day prior to the seminar. This assignment counts for 25% of the final mark.
(2) Holding a presentation about a chosen topic or author. The length of the presentation will depend on the final number of students. This assignment counts for 25% of the final mark.
(3) Writing an essay of max 2500 words, on a chosen topic or author, to be handed in by February 28th, 2020. This assignment counts for 50% of the final mark. The essay should be delivered via Moodle, by following a dedicated link.
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Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
- The following skills and competences will be evaluated: (1) the student’s capacity to summarize a philosophical text by capturing its main thesis and the gist of its main argument(s) with sufficient precision and conciseness. (2) the student’s capacity to formulate critical questions that can spur a discussion. (3) the student’s capacity to structure a philosophy presentation, including formulation of the main thesis, articulation of arguments, engagement with questions from the audience. (4) the student’s capacity to present their philosophical ideas and arguments in written and extended form, with clarity, precision and good bibliographical support.
- Absences policy: up to two absences are allowed. Any other absence should be adequately motivated. Unjustified absences will impact one’s final grade.
15.10 - Carnap, Rudolf (1950). “On Explication” in Logical Foundations of Probability. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
22.10 - Strawson, Peter F. (1963). Carnap’s Views on Conceptual Systems versus Natural Languages in Analytic Philosophy. In Paul Arthur Schilpp (ed.), The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap. Open Court: La Salle. pp. 503-518. + Carnap, Rudolf (1963). Response to Strawson in the same volume.
29.10 - Austin, J. L.; + Strawson, P. F. (1950). Truth. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 24 (1):111-172. (excerpts)
5.11 - Tillman, Frank A. (1965). Explication and ordinary language analysis. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 25 (3):375-383.
19.11 - Burgess, Alexis & Plunkett, David (2013). Conceptual Ethics I and II. Philosophy Compass 8 (12):1091-1101.
26.11 - Eklund, Matti (2002). Personal identity and conceptual incoherence. Noûs 36 (3):465-485.
3.12 - Scharp, Kevin (2007). Replacing truth. Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 50 (6):606 – 621
10.12 - Haslanger, Sally (2000). Gender and race: (What) are they? (What) do we want them to be? Noûs 34 (1):31–55.
17.12 - Fassio, Davide & McKenna, Robin (2015). Revisionary Epistemology. Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 58 (7-8):755-779.
Further suggested readings will be specified in class.