1/17: First Day of Classes; Listen to Edward Craig, 'What is Philosophy'?
1/19: Plato, Euthyphro; Listen to Peter Adamson, 'In Dialogue: The Life and Works of Plato'
1/24: Plato, Apology ('Socrates' Defense')
1/26: Plato, 'death scene' from Phaedo and Crito
1/31-2/2: Plato, Republic Bk. 1,2 and 4
2/7-2/9: Plato, Republic Bk. 5 (476a-480); Bk. 6 (489a-500; 507d-511); Bk. 7 (514a- 522)
2/14: Exam #1
2/16: No class (Mr. Zavediuk is attending the Central Division APA Meetings in Chicago)
2/21: Aristotle, excerpts from De Anima, Metaphysics and Categories
2/23: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Bk. 1-3
2/28: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Bk. 4-5
3/1: Aristotle, Nicolmachean Ethics Bk. 6-7
3/6: Paper #1 Due Descartes, 'Interactive Dualism'; Conway, 'Mind and Body as a Continuum'
3/8: Shaffer, 'Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem'; Churchland, 'A Critique of Dualism'
3/13-3/15: Spring Break (No classes)
3/20: Churchland, 'On Functionalism and Materialism'
3/22: Lycan, A Particularly Compelling Refutation of Eliminative Materialism';
3/27: Chalmers, 'Against Materialism: Can Consciousness be Reductively Explained'?; Nagel, 'What is it Like to be a Bat'?
Free Will, Freedom, and Determinism
3/29: d'Holbach, 'A Defense of Determinism'; Taylor, 'Libertarianism: Defense of Free Will';
4/3: Stace: 'Compatibilism: Free Will is Consistent with Determinism'; Hospers, 'Determinism and Free Will'
4/5: Holy Thursday (No classes)
4/10: Frankfurt, 'Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person'; Aristotle, 'Voluntary Action and Responsibility'
Freedom and Moral Responsibility
4/12: Strawson, 'The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility'
4/17: Exam #2
4/19: Levin, 'A Compatibilist Defense of Moral Responsibility'
Moral Responsibility and Punishment
4/24: Kant, 'The Right to Punishment'; Glover, 'Utilitarianism and Punishment'
4/26: Menninger, 'The Crime of Punishment'; Lewis, 'Against the Humanitarian Theory
5/1: Rawls, 'Two Concepts of Punishment'
Theories of Knowledge
5/3: Paper #2 Due Hume, 'Experience and the Limits of Human Reason'