Philosophy 290-6

Fall 2006

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-6 McDowell and Merleau-Ponty Dreyfus/Ginsborg F 3-5 116 Haviland

Our focus will be on McDowell’s and Merleau-Ponty’s views on perception and action. We will spend the first third of the semester focussing on McDowell’s Mind and World (1994) and on readings immediately related to it. In the middle part of the semester we will read extracts from Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception (1945/1962). Readings for the third part of the semester are still to be determined but will probably include some of McDowell’s more recent writings, and also some recent work and draft writings by one or both of the instructors.