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Spring 2019 Philosophy GR9642 section 001
PRACTICAL REASON

Call Number 90943
Day & Time
Location
R 10:10am-12:00pm
716 Philosophy Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors Carol Rovane
Patricia Kitcher
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This course will explore the nature and significance of our capacity for practical reason, focusing on a variety of questions:  What we should want from a philosophical account of practical reason (should it be descriptive or normative, for example)?  Are reasons causes?  What does practical reason require?  What is the relation between rationality and morality?  How can practical reasoning fail?  We will pursue these and related questions through a variety of historical and contemporary texts. This course will explore the nature and significance of our capacity for practical reason, focusing on a variety of questions:  What we should want from a philosophical account of practical reason (should it be descriptive or normative, for example)?  Are reasons causes?  What does practical reason require?  What is the relation between rationality and morality?  How can practical reasoning fail?  We will pursue these and related questions through a variety of historical and contemporary texts. 
Web Site Vergil
Department Philosophy
Enrollment 9 students (20 max) as of 9:06PM Friday, August 23, 2019
Subject Philosophy
Number GR9642
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs, School of Professional Studies , School of the Arts
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191PHIL9642G001

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