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Ilmoittaudu
15.8.2017 klo 09:00 - 20.10.2017 klo 23:59

Aikataulu

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PäivämääräAikaOpetuspaikka
Ti 5.9.2017
14:15 - 15:45
Pe 8.9.2017
10:15 - 11:45
Ti 12.9.2017
14:15 - 15:45
Pe 15.9.2017
10:15 - 11:45
Ti 19.9.2017
14:15 - 15:45
Pe 22.9.2017
10:15 - 11:45
Ti 26.9.2017
14:15 - 15:45
Pe 29.9.2017
10:15 - 11:45
Ti 3.10.2017
14:15 - 15:45
Pe 6.10.2017
10:15 - 11:45
Ti 10.10.2017
14:15 - 15:45
Pe 13.10.2017
10:15 - 11:45
Ti 17.10.2017
14:15 - 15:45
Pe 20.10.2017
10:15 - 11:45

Tehtävät

Essay guidelines

Attached you will find the essay guidelines and instructions, including some proposed topics. Recall that you can also select your own essay topic (but check with us first).

There's also an attached file "Harvard guide to writing a philosophy paper", which has some more general instructions for writing a philosophy essay.

Outline assignment

Here you can find both instructions and examples of the dialectical outline.

Kuvaus

The course is open for all students who have some background in metaphysics. A minumum requirement is an introductory course in metaphysics or equivalent background.

Aineopintojen metafysiikan kurssi tai vastaavat tiedot.

Opintojakson suoritettuaan opiskelija on syventänyt yleistä tietämystään metafysiikan eri osa-alueista ja valmistautunut erikoistumaan yhteen tai kahteen osa-alueeseen tutustumalla viimeaikaiseen kirjallisuuteen. Tavoitteena on syventää opiskelijan kykyä analysoida ja ymmärtää erilaisia argumentointitapoja metafysiikassa.

The course will take place in the first period of the 2017-18 academic year.

Schedule (provisional): (28h)

Week 1:

Tue (Sep 5th) Intro & practical stuff

Fri (Sep 8th) Sanna’s lecture (individual essences)

Week 2:

Tue (Sep 12th) Koslicki & Oderberg & Witt

Fri (Sep 15th) Koslicki & Oderberg & Witt

Week 3:

Tue (Sep 19th) Fine & Lowe (2008) & Vaidya

Fri (Sep 22nd) Fine & Lowe (2008) & Vaidya

Week 4:

Tue (Sep 26th) Instruction for dialectic outline -assignment + modalism

Fri (Sep 29th) Wildman & Cowling

Week 5:

Tue (Oct 3rd) Independent work: Dialectic outline of a chosen paper

Fri (Oct 6th) Independent work

Week 6:

Tue (Oct 10th) Tuomas’s lecture (natural kinds)

Fri (Oct 13th) Tahko & Bird & Lowe (2011)

Week 7:

Tue (Oct 17th) Tahko & Bird & Lowe (2011)

Fri (Oct 20th) Conclusions, feedback

The reading will be made available on the course's page.

Reading list:

Bird, Alexander (2009). “Essences and Natural Kinds”. The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge. 497–506.

Cowling, Sam (2013). “The modal view of essence”. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 43 (2): 248-266.

Fine, Kit (1994). “Essence and Modality”. Philosophical Perspectives, 8: 1–16.

Koslicki, Kathrin (forthcoming). “Essence and Identity”. In Dumitru, Mircea (ed.), Metaphysics, Meaning and Modality: Themes from Kit Fine.

Lowe, E.J. (2011). “Locke on Real Essence and Water as a Natural Kind: A Qualified Defence”. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume lXXXV.

Lowe, E.J. (2008). “Two Notions of Being: Entity and Essence”. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 83 (62): 23–48.

Oderberg, David (2007). “Contemporary essentialism and real essentialism”. In Real Essentialism. Routledge. 1-21.

Tahko, Tuomas E. (2015). “Natural Kind Essentialism Revisited”. Mind, 124 (495):795–822.

Vaidya, Anand (2010). “Understanding and Essence”. Philosophia 38 (4): 811- 833.

Wildman, Nathan (2013). “Modality, Sparsity and Essence”. The Philosophical Quarterly 63 (253): 760-782.

Witt, Charlotte (1989). “The Nature and Function of Essence.” In Substance and Essence in Aristotle: An Interpretation of Metaphysics VII-IX. Cornell University Press. 101-143.

Additional reading:

Koslicki, Kathrin (2012). “Essence, Necessity and Explanation”. In Tuomas E. Tahko (ed.), Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press. pp. 187–206.

Lowe, E.J. (2006a). ”Metaphysics as the Science of Essence”. Manuscript. http://ontology.buffalo.edu/06/Lowe/Lowe.pdf

Paul, L.A. (2006). “In defense of essentialism”. Philosophical Perspectives 20 (1): 333-372.

Paul. L.A. (2004). “Context of essence”. Australian Journal of Philosophy 92 (1): 170-184.

Roca-Royes, Sonia (2011). “Essential Properties and Individual Essences”. Philosophy Compass 6 (1): 65–77.

Wildman, Nathan (2016). “How (not) to be a Modalist About Essence”. In Mark Jago (ed.). Reality Making. OUP.

Essay: 2500 words (+/-10%), deadline 10th November 2017.

Evaluation: Essay (40%) + Outline assignment (30%) + discussion participation (30%)

Tyypillisesti luentokurssi (3 op). Tämän lisäksi suoritetaan kirjallisuuskuulustelu (2 op) tai esseesuoritus (2 op). Kaikki opiskelijat voivat suorittaa myös laajemman kirjallisuuskuulustelun (5 op).

University Lecturer Tuomas Tahko

Doctoral student Sanna Mattila