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Philosophy

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 4 модуль

Преподаватели


Тискин Даниил Борисович

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Philosophical questions are meaningful questions that do not have empirical or formal answers. The course seeks to grasp as well as answer a number of central questions in philosophy such as: - What makes moral judgments true? - What rights and liberties should people have? - Do people have a free will? - Is it possible to provide a correct definition of art? - How might a meaningful life be possible in a purely physical world?
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to: Describe and distinguish key philosophical concepts in the main subfields of philosophy, including concepts such as free will, mind, knowledge, good, etc. Read and comprehend philosophical texts, both classical and contemporary. Discuss core philosophical problems, such as whether there is a good, what does it mean to be conscious, are we free to make choices, what is justice, etc. Explain and defend a position on basic philosophical problems.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe and distinguish key foundations of our moral lives.
  • Students will be able to describe and distinguish philosophical concepts key including free will, mind, knowledge
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Theoretical philosophy
    1) Epistemology 2) Philosophy of Science 3) Philosophy of Mind 4) Free Will Problem 5) Meaning of Life
  • Practical philosophy
    1) Normative Ethics; 2) Meta-ethics and Moral Psychology; 3) Aesthetics.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Mid-term tests
  • non-blocking Final exam
    Tests pass in the LMS system, test variants are generated automatically from the database. For each task, 4 answers are given. The student needs to choose only one of the proposed answer options.
  • non-blocking In class participation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.5 * Final exam + 0.25 * In class participation + 0.25 * Mid-term tests
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Chrisman, M., & Pritchard, D. (2017). Philosophy for Everyone (Vol. Second edition). New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1286862
  • Conee, E. B., & Sider, T. (2014). Riddles of Existence : A Guided Tour of Metaphysics: New Edition (Vol. New edition). Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=864690
  • Pritchard, D. (2016). What Is This Thing Called Philosophy? London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1222339

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Godfrey-Smith, P. (2003). Theory and Reality : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=324622