PHIL 458 - Philosophy of Kant
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Advisory Prerequisites:
PHIL 389, 461, or 462, or permission of instructor, or concentration advisor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course studies Kant's mature philosophical system, paying close attention to his metaphysics and epistemology. We'll examine Kant's effort to work out the scope and limits of possible human knowledge and his attempt to give a purely moral basis to religious faith. But the bulk of our time will be devoted to the account of human experience and human factual knowledge in the Critique of Pure Reason. There Kant argues that the world of our experience must possess certain very general features if experience is to be possible — for example, that every alteration must have a cause. And he argues that 'behind' the familiar world of our experience is a second, more fundamental world of "Things in themselves" about which we can know next to nothing. Secondary readings from Henry Allison, James van Cleve, Paul Guyer, Michelle Grier and others. A tentative syllabus is available on my web page. But this syllabus, including the required readings, will be subject to revision. So you should hold off purchasing any books until late August, when a revised syllabus will appear. The required materials will be made available at Shaman Drum. There will also be a course pack available from Excel Copy (on South University) toward the end of August.

PHIL 458 - Philosophy of Kant
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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