Philosophy 178

Spring 2016

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
178 Kant Warren TuTh 2-3:30 123 Wheeler

In this course we will examine some of the major metaphysical and epistemological themes of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. We will be focusing particularly on Kant’s views on the following topics: a priori knowledge and how it is possible, space and time, objectivity and experience, self-knowledge, and transcendental idealism and the contrast between appearances and things in themselves. Several short papers and two longer papers will be required.

Prerequisite: Philosophy 25B [History of Modern Philosophy (17th&18th centuries)

Texts: Required: Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, translated by Norman Kemp Smith; Kant, Prolegomena, translated by Gary Hatfield; Recommended: Henry Allison, Kant’s Transcendental Idealism, 2nd edition (Yale Univ. Press, 2004)

Previously taught: SU14A, FL13, FL12, FL11, SU11A, SU10A, FL09, SU09A, FL08, FL07, FL06, FL05, FL04, SU04A, FL03.