Professor K. Rogers
Office: 204 in 24 Kent Way. Hours: Monday 2-3:30, Friday 3-4:30 and by appointment
Text: Philosophy: History and Readings Eighth Edition, Samuel Enoch Stumpf and James Fieser, eds.
(The notes from which I lecture are on my web page, http://www.udel.edu/rogers. They are a sketchy outline of material presented in lectures and will by no stretch of the imagination substitute for good notes taken on your own. However, they can be useful in organizing your notes and in making sure that you got everything in the right order. Sometimes we will have to skip some of the material in the notes, so be alert to differences between what=s covered in class and what=s in the notes.)
Do the readings before class. Note that the book is divided into a primary section about the philosophers under discussion, and a secondary section of material by the philosophers. The page numbers start over at the beginning of the second section.
Requirements: Four multiple choice tests, one after each section, to be weighted equally in figuring final grade. 93-100=A, 90-92=A-, 87-89=B+, 83-86=B, 80-82=B-, 77-79=C+, 73-76=C, 70-72=C-, 67-69=D+, 63-66=D, 55-62=D-, below 55 = F. Each test will have 30 questions. I cannot alter the score you receive on the test, even if it is the result of clerical errors on your part. You will need to put your student ID# on the test. If you fail to do so, or make a mistake on the ID#, your score will be lowered as if you had missed a question on the test. -- that is, minus 3.33 points.
I. ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
7 The Pre-Socratics, pp.3-19, 11-15 (from Fragments)
12 The Pre-Socratics continued pp.19-25, 15-16 (from Fragments)
14 The Sophists and Socrates pp.26-40, pp.16-17 (from Fragments), pp. 32-37 (from Apology)
19 Plato, pp. 41-67, pp. 60-69 (from the Republic).
21 Plato continued
26 Aristotle, pp.68-89 (You can skip the part on art.), pp.70-75 (from Physics, Metaphysics, and On the Soul)
28 NO CLASS. I HAVE TO BE OUT OF TOWN
5 Aristotle continued, pp 75-89. (from Nichomachean Ethics and Politics).
7 Test #1
II. MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
12 Introduction to God (no readings)
14 St. Augustine, pp.114 - 129
19 Augustine continued, pp. 114-119 (from On the Trinity, etc.)
21 St. Thomas Aquinas, pp. 149-168, pp.124-127 (from Summa Theologica. Note that AObjections@ are the views with which Aquinas disagrees!).
2 Aquinas continued, pp.129-133 (from Summa Theologica).
4 TEST #2
III. MODERN PHILOSOPHY, PART I
9 Descartes, pp.204-215, pp.150-163 (from Meditations and The Passions of the Soul).
11 Locke's epistemology, pp.229-236, 167-173 (from Essay concerning Human Understanding) and Berkeley, pp.239-244, 174 -183(from Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous).
16 Hobbes and Locke on government, pp.199-203, 236-239
18 Hume, pp.244-253, pp.183-196 (from Treatise of Human Nature)
23 Hume continued, pp. 210-217 (from Dialogues conerening Natural Religion)
25 Test #3
IV. MODERN AND BEYOND
30 Kant, pp.271-284
2 Kant, pp.284-290 (skip the part on art), pp.252-258 (from Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals )
7 Mill, pp.327-333, 281-291 (from On Liberty and Utilitarianism)
9 Marx, pp.346-360, pp.291-298(from "The Communist Manifesto").
14 Analytic Philosophy (Logical Positivism and The Verification Principle), pp.398-399, 402-409
Test #4 during exam period. This test covers only section IV. It is not cumulative.