PHL 201: Winter 2014
Note: This course plan is subject to change at the instructor's discretion. Students are expected to check this page frequently to remain abreast of any updates.
The whole term is planned out on this calendar. Click on the entry for any day to see what readings and work are assigned for that day. If you have a gmail account you can incorporate the events on this calendar into your own rather easily so that you may access them from your own computer or smartphone.
How to Use the Calendar:
1. Click on "Agenda" at the top right box in the frame of the calendar.
2. Find the day you want, and click on its title. The entry for that day will open.
3. Click on "more detail" at the bottom of the entry. This will display click-able links to readings, etc..
List of Readings and Other Media
We have no textbook in this class. Instead we will use electronically accessible journal articles and other media. Below is a listing of these items. Consult the detailed course plan for specific readings and assignments. Note that access to the journal articles comes via our library. Thus, if you have trouble accessing the articles the first place you should go for help is the reference desk at the library. Please be aware that computer problems of any kind will not excuse anyone from the responsibility to do the work of the class. Please plan ahead.
- Peter Adamson, "The Man with the Golden Thigh: Pythagoras" (podcast)
- Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, (selected translated excerpts from the historical record)
Direct link: http://youtu.be/UVA8jX9KQcE
- "Saint Augustine" at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Confessions, Book 7 (Dropped to adjust for campus closure due to inclement weather on 12 March 2014.)
- Contra Academicos (Against the Skeptics)
- "Saint Thomas Aquinas" at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Dropped to adjust for aborted meeting on 24 March 2014)
- Summa Theologicae, Part I, Question 2: The Existence of God (Dropped to adjust for aborted meeting on 24 March 2014)
- Thomas Aquinas, Section 5 of "Divine Illumination", at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Summa Thelogicae, Part I, Question 84
The Medieval Problem of Universals
- Section 5.2: Illuminationism vs. Abstractionism of "The Medieval Problem of Universals" at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- The Galileo Project
- Dialogues Concerning the Three Chief World Systems
Michel de Montaigne
Test questions and instructions will be posted below roughly a week or so before each test.