Seminar in Philosophy of Mind
- Sanford C Goldberg - 84749118524 - Crowe 3-179
- Kresge Centennial Hall 2-345 - Tu 2:00PM - 4:50PM
Overview of classIn this seminar we will explore several themes that have recently emerged in two recently-published books (one by Tamar Gendler, the other edited by Robin Jeshion). We will be exploring (i) the nature of singular thought, (ii) the nature of belief, and (iii) the nature of imagination and its use in philosophical argumentation. In the course of this we will also have occasion to discuss such matters as mind-world relations, perceptual demonstration, self-deception, and how belief relates to action.
Registration RequirementsStudents must be graduate students at Northwestern, or else must get the instructor's permission.
Learning ObjectivesStudents in this course will be expected to read the materials weekly, participate actively in class discussion, and produce one journal-quality article-length term-paper (approximately 15-20 double-spaced pages) on a topic emerging from our discussions.
Teaching MethodSeminar-style discussion.
Evaluation MethodThe students' grades will be determined by class participation (10% of total grade) and the final term paper (90% of total grade).
Class Materials (Required)Title: New Essays on Singular Thought
Oxford University Press (2010)
ISBN number: 978-0-19-956788-1
Title: Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology
Tamar Szabó Gendler
Oxford University Press (2010 or 2011)
ISBN number: 9780199589760
Enrollment RequirementsEnrollment Requirements: Reserved for Graduate Students.
Add Consent: Department Consent Required
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