Regular attendance, regular timely upload of excerpts (on Friday night - two days prior to class), presentation, participation in discussions.
In order to get a positive grade you have to hand in ten short written papers as will be explained in the first unit. If you give a presentation on one of the topics/chapters under discussion, the number of excerpts you will have to write is reduced to nine. -- Attendance is mandatory, you may miss two course units. You will be graded on each part of your contributions to class, the written papers amount to 70 per cent of your final grade, 30 per cent are based on your participation in in-class discussions.
By registering for this introductory reading seminar, you tacitly agree to having all your electronic submissions checked by Turnitin.
The editions we will be working with in this introductory reading seminar:
1) David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, edited by Tom L. Beauchamp. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (ISBN 0-19-875248-2)
and the German translation by Raoul Richter:
2) David Hume: Eine Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand, hg. von Manfred Kühn. Hamburg: Felix Meiner. (ISBN 978-3-7873-2413-2)
This is a book I recommend, provided your German is good enough to read it:
Gerhard Streminger: David Hume - Der Philosoph und sein Zeitalter. Eine Biografie. München: C. H. Beck, 2017 (2nd edition).