Term Dates: January 6 - March 14
(1) Course Title: Philosophy 296C - Seminar in Philosophy of Language
Professor: Michael Rescorla
Meeting Time and Location: Wednesdays 4:00-6:50 SH 5617
(2) Course Title: Philosophy 297A - Seminar in History of Philosophy
Professor: Thomas Holden
Meeting Time and Location: Thursdays 4:00pm - 6:50pm, SH 5617
Seminar Description: This course will examine the philosophy of David Hume (1711-76), particularly his metaphysics, his epistemology, and his philosophy of mind as expressed in the Treatise of Human Nature. We will focus first and foremost on book 1 of the Treatise ('Of the Understanding'). Although we will also consult the parallel sections of the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion to challenge and/or confirm our interpretation of Hume's system, the backbone of the course will be a close reading of Treatise book 1. So this will be a nuts and bolts course, examining the detailed mechanics of Hume's theoretical philosophy in the Treatise.