Philosophy 496, Psychology 475




Past Assignments
27 August
Two assignments!

1.Send me an email describing (1) your immediate plans after college. Do you intend to seek a job, go to graduate school, travel the world? (2) What would you like to ultimately do in the long term? What career are you aspiring to? My email is "craig.delancey@oswego.edu".

If you answer to either or both is, "I don't know," that's fine. I want to know where philosophy or philosophy-psychology might fit into your plans, or how it might help you make plans.

2. A reading and some questions. Read Descartes's Meditations 1 and 2. (If you've not read the Meditations, try to take the time to read them all, in order.) The edition we put in the bookstore is good and cheap, but otherwise translations on the web can be found at http://www.classicallibrary.org/descartes/meditations/ and http://www.wright.edu/cola/descartes/mede.html and http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/texts/descartes/meditations/meditations.html.

There are three questions for you to answer on Angel. You can find Angel here. Click on the PHL496 link, and then on the Learning Modules tab.
1. Descartes

29 August
One assignment!

A reading and some questions. Read Descartes's Meditations 6. (If you've not read the Meditations, try to take the time to read them all, in order.) The edition we put in the bookstore is good and cheap, but otherwise translations on the web can be found at http://www.classicallibrary.org/descartes/meditations/ and http://www.wright.edu/cola/descartes/mede.html and http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/texts/descartes/meditations/meditations.html.

There is one question for you to answer on Angel. You can find Angel here. Click on the PHL496 link, and then on the Learning Modules tab.

In class, we'll discuss Descartes's dualism, and then if we have time, I'll tell you about the period just before the one we'll be focussing on (I'll tell you about the early 1800s, while we'll focus on James through today).