Current Issues in Analytic Philosophy (PHIL 433)

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Instructor: Dorit Bar-On and Alan Nelson. This seminar meets on Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Caldwell 213.

An in-depth examination of how philosophical questions about mind, language, and rationality intersect. Our starting place will be the philosophical system of Donald Davidson (1917-2003), one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. Topics to be explored include: the nature of truth and language, psychological explanation and the mind-body problem, non-human animal cognition, the possibility of alternative conceptual schemes, and empirical knowledge.

Undergraduate enrollment is by permission only. To apply for permission email both instructors including the following information: Your PID, a list of courses taken in Philosophy along with the instructors of those courses and the grade received.

Dorit Bar-On’s webpage

Alan Nelson’s webpage