PHIL 437:  The Philosophy of David Hume

 

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Course Description

 

SYLLABUS                                                                                                                               

 

READING ASSIGNMENTS

 

Take Home Essay Guidelines

 

END OF CLASS QUESTIONS

 

MIDTERM REVIEW QUESTIONS

 

REVIEW QUESTIONS FOR FINAL EXAM PART I

 

TOPIC FOR FINAL EXAM PART II

          Link to the electronic dropbox to submit your final essay.

 

STUDY QUESTIONS

          Week 1 (Oct. 1):  No Study Questions

          Week 2 (Oct. 6-8): Introduction and the Mind

          Week 3 (Oct. 13-15):  Causation and Belief

          Week 4-(Oct. 20-22):  Necessary Connection and Skepticism about Bodies

          Week 5 (Oct. 27-29):  Other Kinds of Skepticism, Especially about Personal Identity

          Week 6 (Nov. 3-5):  No Study Questions.  Midterm Exam.

          Week 7 (Nov. 10-12):  Action

          Week 8 (Nov. 17-19):  Practical Reason

          Week 9 (Nov. 24):  Morality

          Week 10 (Dec. 1-3):  Natural and Artificial Virtues and Justice

          Week 11 (Dec. 8-10):  No Study Questions

 

TRANSPARENCIES

          Week #1:  Introduction

          Week #2:  Hume's Causal Theory of the Mind

          Week #3:  Hume's Account of Causal Inference

          Week #4:  Necessary Connection and Skepticism about Bodies

          Week #5:  Other Kinds of Skepticism, Especially Personal Identity

          Week #6:  Midterm

          Week #7:  Actions and Passions

          Week#8:  Practical Reason

          Week #9:  Morality    

          Week #10:  Natural and Artificial Virtues and Justice

          Week #11:  Conclusion