Philosophy 178

Summer 2014 1st 6wks

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
178 Kant Corcilius TuWTh 3:30-6 122 Wheeler

In this course we will examine some of the main themes in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. This rather demanding text gives a systematic account of the nature of our cognitive capacities with a special focus on the resulting limitations for human knowledge. We will examine Kant’s project by looking at his account of the possibility of experience, his conception of a priori knowledge, space and time, appearances vs. things in themselves, and more. Students are required to give a short in–class presentation, and to write three short papers and a longer term paper. Philosophy 25B is highly desirable. Required text: Immanuel Kant, “Critique of Pure Reason”, Cambridge 1999.

Previously taught: FL13, FL12, FL11, SU11A, SU10A, FL09, SU09A, FL08, FL07, FL06, FL05, FL04, SU04A, FL03.