2012 Fall Proseminar Course Readings

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Course Readings

This is a partial list of course readings.

  • Barnes, Harry Elmer. Chapter 16: Natural Science in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. in An Intellectual and Cultural History of the Western World Harry Elmer Barnes, 668-706.
  • Barnes, Harry Elmer. Chapter 17: The Impact of the New Intellectual Order on Philosophy and Education. in An Intellectual and Cultural History of the Western World Harry Elmer Barnes, 707-43.
  • Copi, Irving. 2002. Chapter 3: Definitions. Introduction to Logic Irving Copi and Carl Cohen. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  • de Botton, Alain. 2000. The Consolations of Philosophy. London: Penguin Books .
  • Deleuze, Gilles. 2001. Pure Immanence: Essays on a Life. Translator Anne Boyman. New York: Zone.
  • Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. 1994. What Is Philosophy? New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Dennett, Daniel. 1995. Chapter 17: Redesigning Morality. Darwin's Dangerous Idea Daniel Dennett, 494-510. New York: Simon and Schuster.
  • Dennett, Daniel. 1995. Darwin's Dangerous Idea. New York: Simon and Schuster .
  • Dennett, Daniel. 1991. What It is Like To Be a Bat. in Consciousness Explained Daniel Dennett, 441-9. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.
  • Dillard, Annie. Living Like Weasels.
  • Giere, Ronald N. 1991. Chapter 2: Understanding and Evaluating Theoretical Hypotheses. in Understanding Scientific Reasoning Ronald N. Giere. 3rd ed., 12-38. Fort Worth, Texas: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
  • Glover, Jonathan. 1984. Excerpts. in What Sort of People Should There Be? Jonathan Glover, 31-3, 42-3, 45-56.
  • Golding, William. Thinking as a Hobby.
  • Greenz, Stanley J. 1996. Chapter 6: The Philosophers of Postmodernism. A Primer on Postmodernism Stanley J. Greenz, 123-60. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  • Hadot, Pierre. 1995. Chapter 3: Spiritual Exercises. in Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault Pierre Hadot, 81-125. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • ________. 1995. Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Herman, Arthur. 2001. Chapter 8: A Select Society: Adam Smith and His Friends. How the Scots Invented the Modern World Arthur *Herman, 189-226. New York: Three Rivers Press.
  • Hume, David. 1977. An Enquiry Conderning Human Understanding, Eric Steinberg. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Jones, W. T. 1980. Chapter 8: Husserl and the Phenomenological Tradition. The Twentieth Century to Wittgenstein and Sartre, 250-84. 2. Vol. 5. A History of Western Philosophy, 5. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers.
  • Kenny, Anthony. 2001. Chapter 3: Descartes to Kant. in The Oxford Illustrated History of Western Philosophy Anthony Kenny, 107-92. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nagel, Thomas. 1974. What is it Like to Be a Bat? The Philosophical Review 83: 435-50.
  • O'Brien, Dan. 2006. Chapter 11: Naturalized Epistemology. in Introduction to Theory of Knowledge Dan O'Brien, 127-37. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
  • Schick, Theodore and Lewis Vaughn. 2010. Science and Its Pretenders. How to Think about Weird Things Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn, 158-80McGraw Hill.
  • Schick, Theodore and Lewis Vaughn. 2010. Section 1.3: The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments. in Doing Philosophy Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn. 4 ed., 44-57McGraw-Hill.
  • Schwartz, Benjamin. Chapter 6: The Ways of Taoism. in The Work of Thought in Ancient China Benjamin Schwartz, 186-254.
  • Scruton, Roger. 1995. Chapter 10: Kant I: The Critique of Pure Reason. in A Short History of Modern Philosophy Roger Scrution, 133-43. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Scruton, Roger. 2001. Chapter 4: Continental Philosophy from Fichte to Sartre. in The Oxford Illustrated History of Western Philosophy Anthony Kenny, 193-238. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Siderits, Mark. 2007. Chapter Three: Non-Self: Empty Persons. Buddhism as Philosophy Mark Siderits, 32-68. Indianapolis, Indiana: Hackett Publishing.
  • ________. 2007. Chapter Two: Early Buddhism: Basic Teaching. in Buddhism as Philosophy Mark Siderits. Indianapolis, Indiana: Hackett Publishing.
  • Singer, Peter. 2002. Chapter 1: A Changing World. One World Peter Singer. Australia: Yale University Press.
  • ________. 2002. Chapter 5: One Community. One World Peter Singer. Australia: Yale University Press.
  • Singer, Peter. 1975. Rich and Poor. Practical Ethics, 14-39.
  • Thompson, Judith Jarvis. 1971. A Defense of Abortion. Philosophy and Public Affairs 1, no. 1: 47-66.
  • Waley, Arthur. Part One The Realm of Nothing Whatever. in Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China Arthur Waley, 3-79.