Schedule Philosophy 192N

Course Tools

    Journal entries are due the night before class at 11:59 PM unless otherwise noted in What's Up or on the Study Questions page.

Analysis Dates
  • Quiz are due every Monday night at 11:59 PM unless otherwise noted in What's Up.
  • Analytical essays are due Sunday at 11:59 PM as follows, unless otherwise noted in What's Up.

Reading Schedule
  • Readings not available as direct links are available on Blackboard.
  • Schedule is approximate and content is subject to modification with adequate advanced notice.  Consult the What's Up page for daily study advice.
 Week Readings Notes Supplementary Readings
  Understanding naturalism  
Second philosophy, P. Maddy
1 Naturalism, D. Papineau
Naturalism and common sense, P. Maddy
2 Varieties of naturalism, O. Flanagan
Naturalism and the a priori, P. Maddy 
    3 The poverty of analysis, D. Papineau
Will scientific philosophy still be philosophy? D. Ross
4 The nature of a priori intuition, D. Papineau
    The charm of naturalism, B. Stroud
 Naturalized approaches to knowledge  
The evolution of knowledge, D. Papineau 
5 Naturalism, evolution and true belief, Stephen Law
1% skepticism, E. Schwitzgebel
6 What's inside a thinking animal? R. Millikan
    Learning about the mind from evidence, A. Gopnik
 Naturalized approaches to reason  
Science and the modest image of epistemology, O.Flanagan & S. Martin.
 7 The evolution of misbelief, D. Dennett & R. McKay
Epistemic vigilance, D. Sperber, et al 
  _ Don't blame the norm, R. McKay, et al
The evolution of reasons, by D. Dennett
 8 Why do humans reasons? D. Sperber and H. Mercier

  Naturalized approaches to emotion  
 Which emotions are basic? J. Prinz
9  Emotion, R. Sousa
 Are emotions feelings? J. Prinz
    - Destructive emotions, O. Flanagan
 Naturalized approaches to freedom and agency  
Free will and the scientific vision, J. Knobe
   10The myth of cognitive agency, T. Metzinger
 Addiction, H. Pickard
   11The no-self alternative, T. Metzinger 
Schizophrenia, the space of reasons and thinking as a motor process, J. Campbell
   11a Schizophrenia and the epistemology of self-knowledge, H. Pickard

 What's the use of consciousness? T. Metzinger & C. Frith
  Naturalized approaches to morality 
From neural "is" to moral "ought", J. Greene
   12 Is morality innate? J. Prinz
Morality,  J. Haidt & S. Kesebir
   13 Cognitive neuroscience and the moral mind, by J. Knobe
The emotional basis of moral judgments, J. Prinz
 Our multi-system moral psychology, by J. Knobe et al
 The moral behavior of ethicists, E. Schwitzgebel
 Naturalized approaches to spirituality 
Spirituality and intellectual honesty, T. Metzinger
 Real naturalism, G. Strawson