Philosophy 290-6

Spring 2018

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-6 Graduate Seminar: Abilities, Competence, Know-How Stroud W 4-6 Moses 234

An exploration of the essential role of abilities, expertise, and competence in the understanding of human thought, experience, meaning, understanding, knowledge, reasons, and intentional agency. What abilities must we possess to be capable of the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, reasons, intentions, and actions we are all familiar with? How does possession of a general ability or competence explain our coming to think, understand, believe, know, intend, or do the specific things we do on particular occasions?

Active participation is expected of those in attendance. Suggestions of readings and offers of presentations on particular topics are welcome.