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Spring 2019 Philosophy GR9110 section 001

Call Number 28692
Day & Time
T 6:10pm-8:00pm
716 Philosophy Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Justin Clarke-Doane
Course Description What is realism and how does it relate to objectivity?  In this course, we will consider a range of answers, with special attention to problems of value.  We will begin by clarifying the nature of realism about a subject matter and arguments that might support it.  We will then look at limitations of realism per se, and the need to supplement it with a distinct notion of objectivity.  Next, we will consider arguments that “realist objectivism”, while attractive, is an untenable package.  This will lead us to discuss anti-objectivist forms of realism and their deflationary methodological ramifications.  Finally, we will look at the prospects for objectivity without realism, particularly in the evaluative case.  We will conclude by sketching a neo-pragmatist metaphilosophical outlook.
Web Site Vergil
Department Philosophy
Enrollment 8 students (42 max) as of 9:06PM Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Subject Philosophy
Number GR9110
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Graduate School of Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191PHIL9110G001

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