Philosophy 290-2

Fall 2005

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-2 Intentionality Noƫ W 4-6 214 Haviland

Thought is directed to the world. But is it an actual relation with the world? This seminar will explore the possibility and plausibility of a theory of direct thought. Topics we will discuss include: the sense and reference of proper names, the conceptuality of experience, overintellectualizing the intellect, and the extended mind. Among the authors we are likely to read are: Clark, McDowell, Gibson, Burge, Merleau-Ponty and Evans.

This seminar is designed primarily for graduate students in the philosophy department. Other students with appropriate background will be admitted space permitting.