Maenads

Calhoun

PHILOSOPHY 122 - I

NTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

F03
Course Website: http://www.loyno.edu/~folse/Phil122.html

Revised Course Syllabus

Date:     Topic:                                         Study Assignment:

Part II: What is Knowledge?

                                                                    Sixth Ed.

Sep. 23   Doubt and Certainty                     pp. 452-462

Sep. 25   Reason and Existence                    pp. 462-466

Sep. 30   Reason and God's Existence pp. 466-473  Descartes' Third Meditation Argument

Oct. 2     Reason and Error                            pp. 473-479    Descartes' Defense of the MWV

Oct. 7 The Mechanistic World-View           pp. 479-486          Review Study Questions on Descartes
                                                                                             Review of Descartes Entire Argument
 
 

Oct. 9 *** SECOND EXAMINATION ON ALL MATERIAL SINCE FIRST EXAM ***

Part III: What is Reality?

Oct 16 What do we Perceive?                    pp. 669-685          How Berkeley Argues for Idealism
                                                                                             Three Metaphysical Theories

Oct. 21   Are There Material Bodies?           pp. 686-704

Oct. 23   Metaphysical Idealism pp. 704-731      Review Study Questions on Berkeley

Oct. 28   The Origin of Ideas                pp.732-33; 739-741 How Hume Argues for Skepticism

Oct. 30   Knowledge and Causality               pp. 742-756          Hume's Analysis of Causality

Nov. 4    The Existence of the World            pp. 795-802          Review Study Questions on Hume

Nov. 6  THIRD EXAMINATION ON ALL MATERIAL SINCE SECOND EXAM

  Part IV: What is Good?

Nov. 11  The Good as Pleasure            pp. 294-301          Fundamental Concepts in Ethics
                                                                                       Epicureanism

Nov. 13  Good as Conformity to Law   pp. 302-315       Stoicism

Nov. 18  The Good as a Good Will      pp. 876-77; 954-964  Kantian Ethical Theory

Nov. 20  The Categorical Imperative     pp. 964-984

Nov. 25          No Class

Nov. 27          Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec. 2     Greatest Happiness Principle  pp. 1015-1034      Utilitarianism

Dec. 4     Justice and Utility                    pp. 1034-1049  Review Study Questions on Ethics

FINAL EXAMINATION:
SECTION 122.008: TUESDAY DECEMBER 9TH, 2:00-4:00 P.M.