Western Philosophy – Weekly Semester Plan

The Semester Calendar

Week Topic

 

1 1)     Introduction Of Teaching Methods And

2)     Performance’s Expectations,

3)     Rules Of Discipline And

4)     Training Philosophy

No Topical Goals
2 CCF 1 What_Is_Philosophy.Mp4

1)     Why Do You Do What You Do? Why Do You Think What You Think? Why Do You Feel What You Feel?

2)     Choices? Nothing Given – Assumptions

3)     Phylos And Mythos, Science And Storytelling

4)     Philosophy Or The Love Of Wisdom And Philosophy Or Academic Study Of Anything

5)     Science Vs Philosophy

6)     Origins Of Philosophy In Ancient Greece

7)     Main Divisions Of Philosophy (Metaphysics, Epistemolofy, Value Theory)

8)     Pursuit Of Aesthetics And Aestheticians

9)     Lofics, Arguments, Fallacy

10)  How To Understand And Evaluate World Views

11)  Step 1= Try To Understand (Principle Of Charity)

12)  Step 2 = Critical Evaluation (Why?)

CCF 2 How_To_Argue_-_Philosophical_Reasoning.Mp4

1)     The Value Of Reason – Rationality – Arguments

2)     How To Argue Philosophical Reasoning

3)     Structure Of Arguments – Tripartite Soul

4)     Puzzles, Paradoxes, Thought Experiments

5)     Premise And Conclusions

6)     Species Of Arguments

7)     Deductive Argument – Deductive Soundness

8)     Close Look At Deductive Reasoning

CCF 3 How_To_Argue_-_Induction___Abduction.Mp4

1)     Induction (Use Of Past Expeience For Future Predictions) – Inductive Argument

2)     Arguments, Probalities

3)     Impossible, Probable, True

4)     Abduction – Abductive Argument

5)     Interlocutors – Counterarguments

6)     Actual Philosophy Conspiracy Theory

7)     Socratic Method

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

3 CCF 4 Leonardo_Dicaprio___The_Nature_Of_Reality.Mp4

1)     Difference From What Is Real And It Is Not

2)     Irreality Of Current Reality

3)     Plato And The Myth Of The Cave

4)     Questioned Relationship Between Appearance And Reality

5)     Materialism Is Or Is Not Realism

6)     Doing Philosophy Is Hard And Awesomeness Of Philosophy

7)     Process Of Philosophical Discovery

CCF 5 Cartesian_Skepticism_-_Neo,_Meet_Rene.Mp4

1)     Skepticism Cartesian Skeptcism

2)     Disbelieve Everything Empirical Belief

3)     Local Doubts And Global Doubts

4)     Five Minutes Hypothesis

5)     Radical Skepticism

6)     Cofito Ergo Sum

7)     Foundational Belief

8)     Clear And Distinct Idea

CCF 6 Locke,_Berkeley,___Empiricism.Mp4

1)     Empiricism As Response To Skepticism

2)     John Locke And His Distinction Beteen Primary And Secondary Qualities

3)     George Berkely And Why Ultimately Distinction Fall Apart

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

4 CCF 7 The_Meaning_Of_Knowledge.Mp4

Key Concepts Of Belief And Knowledge

Definition Of An Assertion And Proposition

Belief Is A Kind Of Propositional Attitude

Forms Of Justification

The Traditional Definition Of Knowledge

Gettier Case

CCF 8  Karl_Popper,_Science,_And_Pseudoscience.Mp4

1)     Karl Popper

2)     His Insights Into Science. Pseudoscience And Knowledge

3)     Science Disconfrims

4)     Pseudoscince Confirms

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

             5 CCF 13 The_Problem_Of_Evil.Mp4

1)     Problem Of Evil

2)     Different Theodicies

3)     Responses To Theodicies

CCF 14 Anti-Vaxxers,_Conspiracy_Theories.Mp4

1)     Epistemic Responsibility

2)     W. K. Clifford’s View

3)     William James’ View

CCF 15 Indiana_Jones___Pascal_S_Wager.Mp4

1)     Religious Pragmatism

2)     Pascal’s Wager

3)     Fideism

4)     Kierkegaard’s Leap To Faith

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

6 CCF 16 Existentialism.Mp4

1)     Jean Paul Sartre

2)     Essentialism

3)     Existantialism

CCF 17 Perspectives_On_Death.Mp4

1)     Death

2)     Socrates

3)     Epicurus

4)     Zhuangzhi

5)     Fearing Death Of Yourself

6)     Fearing Death Of Loved Ones

7)     Thomas Nagel

8)     Thomas Nagel

CCF 18 Batman___Identity.Mp4

1)     Different Ways Of Understanding Identity

2)     A. Indiscernibility Of Identicals

3)     B. Essential And Accidental Properties

4)     How Changes Affect Identity

5)     Persistence

CCF 19 Personal_Identity.Mp4

1)     Personal Identity

2)     Body Theory

3)     Memory Theory

4)     Why Identity Matters

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

7 CCF 20 Arguments_Against_Personal_Identity.Mp4

1)     Personal Identity

2)     Hume’s Bundle Theory

3)     Parfit’s Theory Of Survival

CCF 21 Personhood.Mp4

1)     Personhood

2)     Genetic

3)     Social

4)     Science

5)     Gradation

CCF 22 Where_Does_Your_Mind_Reside.Mp4

1)     Where The Mind Resides

2)     Reductive Physicalism

3)     Substance Dualism

4)     Mysterianism

CCF 23 Artificial_Intelligence___Personhood.Mp4

1)     Artifical Intelligence

2)     Weak AI

3)     Strong AI

4)     Definition Of Strong AI

5)     The Turing Test

6)     The Chinese Room

7)     William Lycan

8)     Harry

9)     Brother John

·         Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

8 Week 8 Mid Term Written Test Quiz 20% (Covering Academic Profram Covered From Week 1 To 7)

 

 

9 CCF 24 Determinism_Vs_Free_Will.Mp4

1)     Libertarian Free Will

2)     Hard Determinism

CCF 25 COMPATIBILISM.Mp4

1)     Compatibilism

2)     Free Actions In A Deterministic World

3)     Frankfurt Cases

4)     Patricia Churchland

CCF 26 Language___Meaning.Mp4

1)     Meaning

2)     Sense And References

3)     Beetles In A Boxes

4)     Language Games

5)     Bananas Are Chom Chom

CCF 27 Netflix___Chill.Mp4

1)     Conversational Implicature

2)     The Cooperative Principle

3)     Four Main Maxims Of Successful Communication

4)     Paul Grice

5)     Performative Utterances

6)     Bananas Are Chom Choms

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

10 CCF 30 Aesthetic_Appreciation.Mp4

1)     Art And Aesthetic Appreciayion

2)     What Makes Something An Artwork

3)     Whether Art Canbe Defined

4)     Whether Aesthetic Value Is Objective Or Subjective

5)     The Development Of Taste

CCF 31 Aesthetics.Mp4

1)     R. G. Collinwood Of Art

2)     Aristotle’s Concept Of Catharsi

3)     The Paradox Of Fiction

4)     The Debate Between Autonomism And Moralism

CCF 32 Metaethics.Mp4

1)     Metaethics

2)     Three Forms Of Moral Realism

3)     Descriptive And Normative Cultural Relativism

4)     Moral Subjectivism

5)     Concept Of Ethical Theory

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

11 CCF 33 Divine_Command_Theory.Mp4

1)     Divine Command Theory

2)     Eutyphro Problem

 

 

CCF 34 Natural_Law_Theory.Mp4

1)     Aquina’s Natural Law Theory

2)     The Basic Goods

3)     Natural Law

4)     The Is-Ought Problem

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

12 CCF 35 Kant___Categorical_Imperatives.Mp4

1)     Kant’s Ethics

2)     Hypothetical And Categorical Imperatives

3)     The Universalizability Principle

4)     Autonomy

5)     Treating People As Ends-In-Themselves

CCF 36 Controversy_Of_Intelligence.Mp4

1)     Defining Intelligence

2)     Types Of Intelligence

3)     G-Factor

4)     Sherlock Holmes

5)     Intelligence Testing

6)     IQ Scores

7)     Eugenics

8)     Intelligence Controversy

CCF 37 Contractarianism.Mp4

1)     Contractarianism

2)     Hobbe’s State Of Nature

3)     The Prisoner’s Dilemma

4)     Benefit And Costs Of Violating The Contract

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

13 CCF 38 Aristotle___Virtue.Mp4

1)     Virtue Theory

2)     Golden Mean

3)     Moral Exemplars

4)     Eudaimonia

CCF 39 Moral_Luck.Mp4

1)     Moral Luck

2)     Moral And Casual Responsibility

3)     Praise And Blame

CCF 40 What_Is_Justice.Mp4

1)     Theories Of Justice

2)     Just Distribution

3)     Approaches To Punishment

·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

14 Week 14 Pre Final Exam Written Test 20% (Covering Academic Profram Covered From Week 8 To 12)

 

15 CCF 41 Discrimination.Mp4

1)     Discrimination

2)     Cases Of Discrimination

3)     Defining Intelligence

4)     Responses To Those Cases

5)     Views On When To Discriminate

CCF 42 Non-Human_Animals.Mp4

1)     More Considerations Regarding Non-Human Animals

2)     Views From Singer And Cohen

3)     Concept Of Equal Consideration Of Interests

 

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·        Write or Draw A Mind Map By Hand On An A3 Size Paper Sheet And Lofically Express Your Understanding Of The Contents Of Each Chapter.

·        One Chapter In One A3 Paper Sheet

·        Each Homework Is A Team Work You Mist Carry Out Tofether With Your Team Mate(S) And Be Ready And Prepared To Explain It In Front Of Your Classmates And, Even, Ready To Argue Or Sustain Your Interpretation.

 

 

 

 

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General Review Of All Homework, Research And Assignments Before Final Exams  All homework, research, projects must be completed and handed over to the instructor. No delays or justifying reasons are accepted and marks shall be deducted for delays or incompleteness
Week 16 Homework And Research 10% (Homework 5% + Research 5%)

 

              17 Week 17 Pre Final Exam Written Test 20% (Covering Academic Profram Covering From Week 13 To 16)

 

18 END OF SEMESTER
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