Jan. 29 Husserl and the Phenomenological Movement
Feb. 1 Special Saturday Workshop on Intentionality and Its Biological Foundations (in 280 Park Hall)
9.30am Barry Smith: Insects, Robots
11am Ingvar Johansson: Three Modes of Intentionality
12.15pm Pizza Lunch
1.15pm David Hershenov: The Subject of Thought
2.45pm Randall Dipert: Causal, Genetic, and Biological Forms of Explanation of the Mental
Feb. 5 Philosophy of Mathematics
Feb. 12 Ontology: Husserl's 3rd Logical Investigation
Feb. 19 Logic and Meaning: Bolzano, Frege, Husserl (with Sandra LaPointe, Universite du Quebec a Montreal)
Feb. 26 Applied Phenomenology: Reinach and the Munich School
Mar. 5 The Phenomenological Method from Scheler to Heidegger
(Mar. 12 Spring Break)
Mar. 19 Idealism, Ingarden and the Relational Theory of the Act
Mar. 26 Common Sense
Apr. 2 Politics and History
(Apr. 9 No class)
Apr. 16 Husserlian Ecology
Course Description: The course will address the philosophical ideas propounded in Husserl's major writings, including Philosophy of Arithmetic, Logical Investigations , Ideas (books I, II and III), Formal and Transcendental Logic, Experience and Judgment and The Crisis of European Sciences. Topics will include: Husserl’s theory of linguistic meaning and its application to the theory of speech acts; common sense and the constitution of reality; the phenomenological method and its problems. The course will involve a day-long workshop on Feb. 1 devoted to the topic of “Intentionality and Its Biological Foundations”.
The text for the class is Smith and Smith (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Husserl. Other recommended reading includes: Willard, Logic and the Objectivity of Knowledge, and Sokolowski, The Formation of Husserl's Concept of Constitution. See also the following papers by BS:
Supplementary primary literature is included in Elliston and McCormick (ed.), Husserl: Shorter Works and in Willard (ed.), Early Writings in Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics.
Assessment: The grade for the course will be compounded out of two components: participation in class and listserv discussions throughout the semester (25%), one substantial essay (75%) ( deadline for submission: April 16).