PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Section: 001 Causation, Responsibility, and the Force of Language in The Brothers Karamazov
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
Philosophy concentrators only.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In The Brothers Karamazov Dostoevsky explores a wide range of philosophical issues: judgment and punishment, moral luck, the distinction between doing and allowing, special obligations (especially those to family), the nature of testimony, the relationships between intention, causation, and culpability, and the force of our words and actions on others. We will read the novel alongside work in contemporary analytic philosophy that refines and tries to address the questions it raises.

PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
6PHIL Ugrd
Th 9:30AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
1PHIL Ugrd
M 12:30PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0374528373
The brothers Karamazov : a novel in four parts with epilogue, Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky., Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002
ISBN: 0631222219
God and the problem of evil, Author: ed. by William L. Rowe., Publisher: Blackwell 2001
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0674411528
How to do things with words, Author: J.L. Austin. Edited by J.O. Urmson and Marina Sbisa., Publisher: Harvard University Press 2d ed. 1978
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1405131675
Philosophical writing : an introduction, Author: A.P. Martinich., Publisher: Blackwell Pub. 3rd ed. 2005
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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