Pysc 2333 Week 1 Notes
Pysc 2333 Week 1 Notes Psychology 2333
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Professor Downing E-mail: email@example.com Office: University Hall 364 Office hours: TBA or by appointment Philosophy 3230, S16 M/W 11:10AM - 12:30PM, MP2017 Grader: Hope Sample, firstname.lastname@example.org, online office hours W 12:30-2:30 History of 17th Century Philosophy In this course, we will examine the transformation of western philosophy in the seventeenth century. Descartes attempted to develop a novel physics, metaphysics, and epistemology. In doing so, he fundamentally affected the history of western philosophy by framing problems that his successors continued (and continue) to grapple with. This course will examine the varying solutions posed by Descartes, Malebranche, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and others to a range of connected problems including the nature of matter/body, self-knowledge, the relation between the human mind and the human body, causation and the laws of nature, the existence of God and God’s role in the world. GE Literature GE Diversity: Global Studies Required texts (should be available at SBX, the campus Barnes and Noble, and other campus locations): Descartes, René. Philosophical Essays and Correspondence . Edited by R. Ariew. Hackett. Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Human Under standing (abridged). Edited by K. Winkler. Hackett. Berkeley, George. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge . Edited by K. Winkler. Hackett. Schedule (highly revisable!): Jan 11 Introduction to the course Jan 13 Descartes, Meditation 1 and associated material Jan 18 MLK Day, no class Jan 20 Meditation 2 Jan 25 Meditation 3 Jan 27 Meditation 4-5 Feb 1 Meditation 5-6 Feb 3 Meditation 6 Feb 8 Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia: Correspondence with Descartes Feb 10 Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia: Correspondence with Descartes Feb 15 Descartes’s Principles, Part 1 (Pt 1 sect. 1 -50, skim; Pt 1 sect. 51-end, read) Feb 17 Descartes’s Principles, Part 2 (read all in Ariew) Papers due Feb 19 Feb 22 Malebranche, Dialogues 4 and 7 (occasiona lism) Feb 29 Malebranche, Search 6.2.3, Elucidation 15 (occasionalism) Feb 29 Malebranche contra Descartes on knowledge of mind and body (pdf from the Search) Mar 2 Margaret Cavendish, selections from Philosophical Letters Mar 7 Midterm, in class Mar 9 Leibniz, New System of Nature Mar 14 SPRING BREAK Mar 16 SPRING BREAK Mar 21 Leibniz, New System of Nature Mar 23 Leibniz, debate with Bayle Mar 28 Locke’s empiricism about ideas: Epistle to the Reader, 1.1 -1.2, 2.1.1-2.1.9, 2.2-2.7, 2.9 Mar 30 Locke contra Descartes on mind, body, and dualism: 2.1.9 -2.1.25, 2.13, 4.3.6 Apr 4 Locke, mechanism, primary/secondary qualities: 2.8 and Boyle pdf Apr 6 Locke and Boyle continued, real essences 3.3.15-17 Apr 11 Locke on limits to knowledge (2.23 -24, 4.1-3), outlines of second papers due Apr 13 Berkeley, Principles of Human Knowledge April 18 Berkeley April 20 Berkeley April 25 Review session; final second papers due Final exam: Monday May 2, noon to 1:45 General requirements and policies: This class is focused on ideas, arguments, and texts. You are expected to have done the assigned reading in advance of class, so that you are prepared to follow and participate in class discussion. (Ideally, you will also want to reread the assigned texts again after cla ss, when I hope they will make even better sense in the light of lecture/discussion. Since the reading assignments are modest in length, reading them twice should be possible.) Please make sure to bring the texts we are working on to class with you, so that we can examine important passages together, etc. Contributing to class discussions will have a positive effect on your final grade. Consistent attendance is expected , is factored into your grade, and is the only way to do well on the exams. I may provide occasional handouts and study guides, which will also be available on Carmen, but I do not distribute my lecture notes. If you must miss a class, you should come to office hours and/or get notes from other students. (If you miss a class, I am happy to answer e-mail about what the next reading assignment is. Reading assignments will eventually appear on Carmen, but I will not be updating Carmen after every class.) I would like to have a no electronics policy for this class, meaning no phones, tabl ets, laptops, etc. Phones must be out of sight, with the ringer turned off. Studies show that laptops are distracting in the classroom and tend to impair performance both for those using them and others nearby. Studies also show that hand-written notes tend to lead to better processing and retention, i.e. learning! (I’ll put some links about this on Carmen.) Consider it a feature of this class that using analog methods is strongly encouraged. (I will use Carmen, and some readings will be made availabl e as pdfs, but you should print the pdfs to bring to class.) For anyone who feels strongly that they need to use a laptop in class, we will have a laptop seating area in a front corner of the classroom. Any laptops used are expected to be restricted to productivity applications (word processors and pdf readers). Grade components: Quizzes, assignments, and participation 15% 3 page paper (due Feb 19) 15% Midterm exam (Mar 7, in class) 20% 5-7 page paper (outline due April 11, final version d ue April 25) 25% Final exam (Monday May 2, 12:00pm-1:45pm, in class, as per Registrar) 25% Both exams and both papers must be completed in order to pass the class. Any late assignments or exams will incur a substantial penalty. Important note: I reserve the right to change reading assignments, make short written assignments, and adjust due dates for exams and papers as the course goes along. If you miss class, you need to check to find out what you missed. I will post an nouncements periodically on Car men, but Carmen is not a substitute for coming to class. Disability accommodation: Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability Services will be happily accommodated, and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs. The Office for Disability Services is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue; telephone 292 -3307, TDD 292-0901; http://www.ods.ohio -state.edu/. Academic misconduct vs. academic integrity: The Ohio State University’s Code of Stude nt Conduct (Section 3335-23-04) defines academic misconduct as: “Any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the University, or subvert the educational process.” Examples of academic misconduct include (but are not limited to) plagiarism, collusion (unauthorized collaboration), copying the work of another student. Ignorance of the University’s Code of Student Conduct is never considered an “excuse” for academic misconduct, so I recommend that you review the Code of Student Conduct and, specifically, the sections dealing with academic misconduct. If I suspect that a student has committed academic misconduct in this course, I am obligated by University Rules to report my suspicions to the Committee on Academic Misconduct. If COAM determines that you have violated the University’s Code of Student Conduct (i.e., committed academic misconduct), the sanctions for the misconduct could include a failing grade in this course and suspension or dismissal from the University. If you have any questions about the above policy or what constitutes academic misconduct in this course, please contact me. Other sources of information on academic misconduct to which you can refer include: •The OSU Committee on Academic Misconduct (COAM) web pages: http://o aa.osu.edu/coam.html •Eight Cardinal Rules of Academic Integrity: http://www.northwestern.edu/provost/students/integrity/rules.html •How not to plagiarize: http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/using-sources/how-not-to- plagiarize GE Goals: Literature The goal of courses in this category is to help you learn to evaluate significant texts in order to develop capacities for aesthetic and historical response and judgment ; interpretation and evaluation; and critical listening, reading, seeing, thinking, and writing. Global Studies: The goal of courses in this category is to foster an understanding of the pluralistic nature of institutions, society, and culture across the world in order to help you become an educated, productive, and principled citizen.
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