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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Spring 2006

T C PHL610 • Problems of Knowledge and Valuation

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41830 to 41845 Multiple Sections WAG 302
SEUNG

Course Description

This course is the continuation of PHL 610QA, which is offered in the fall semester. The fall semester course mainly covered the classical texts of the ancient world, while the spring semester course will be devoted chiefly to the study of modern European philosophy. The spring topics include the nature of mind and its relation to the body, the nature of morality, the problem of social justice, and the condition of human existence.


About the Professor Professor Seung came from Korea and attended Yale University. His fields of specialty are far ranging: ethics, political philosophy, jurisprudence, philosophy of religions, and theories of value and culture. An exciting and demanding teacher, Dr. Seung is the author of Intuition and Construction, Semiotics and Thematics, Structuralism and Hermeneutics, Cultural Thematics, Kant's Transcendental Logic, Kant's Platonic Revolution, Nietzsche's Epic of the Soul, and Dante's Master Plan .

Grading Policy

Class preparation and participation: 10% A one-hour exam and a short paper: 40% Final examination: 50%

Texts

Descartes, Meditations Hume, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding Kierkegaard, The Sickness unto Death Kant, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals Marx, Selected Writings Mill, Utilitarianism Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals Wright, The Moral Animal

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