課程資訊
課程名稱
當代英美哲學
Contemporary Anglo-american Philosophy 
開課學期
101-1 
授課對象
文學院  哲學系  
授課教師
彭孟堯 
課號
Phl4087 
課程識別碼
104 44700 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期一2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
博雅301 
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總人數上限:80人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1011AA_philosophy 
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課程概述

This course is a general survey of the following three lines of contemporary Anglo-American philosophical development. It is said that contemporary Anglo-American philosophy first took the "linguistic turn" (including the development of contemporary logics) and then the "cognitive turn" in the twentieth century. The linguistic turn began with the three major figures, Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein, and with the rise of logical positivism (and later, logical empiricism). Frege and Russell set up the beginning stage of analytic philosophy by initiating studies in the foundations of mathematics logic and philosophy of language. In its heyday there came Quine, Kripke, and Putnam who make great contributions in logics, semantics, and ontology. The cognitive turn began with the computational/representational theory of mind and cognition, and initiated the rise the new interdisciplinary "cognitive sciences". The third development began with the rise of logical positivism (logical empiricism) deeply influenced by Wittgenstein. Logical positivism (logical empiricism) then dominated studies in the philosophy of science concerning issues such as the demarcation of science, the nature of scientific explanation and theory, and theoretical reduction and unity. Theories of scientific explanation have occupied contemporary philosophical studies of sciences ever since Carl Hempel. We will introduce the development from his Covering Law models to Salmon's SR approach.
當代英美哲學界在二十世紀對於哲學的研究,先是「語言」的轉向(包括各種邏輯的發展),後來進入「認知」的轉向。語言的轉向起自Frege、Russell、Wittgenstein三位對當代英美哲學的發展影響重大的哲學家,以及邏輯實證論(後來發展為邏輯經驗論),包括Hempel、Carnap等人。在它的黃金時代,影響重大的哲學家有Quine、 Kripke以及Putnam等人。在認知的轉向方面,英美哲學界對於人的心智發展出計算/表徵理論,帶動「認知科學」這門新興科技整合研究的發展。此外,自Hempel起,對於「科學解釋」的探討成為當代科學哲學的重大課題。本門課將引導同學從這三大發展瞭解當代英美哲學。 

課程目標
This course is a general survey of contemporary Anglo-American philosophy along three lines of development: the linguistic turn, the cognitive turn, and philosophies of scientific explanation.
本門課從語言轉向、認知轉向、以及科學解釋之哲學三個方面介紹當代英美哲學的發展。 
課程要求
有初階邏輯的背景 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週一 13:00~14:00
每週四 13:00~14:00 備註: 可email另約時間 
參考書目
1. Glock, (2008), What is Analytic Philosophy? Cambridge University Press.
2. Kenny, A. (1995), Frege: An Introduction to the Founder of Modern Analytic Philosophy. Blackwell: 100-141.
3. Frege, G. (1892/1970), "On Sense and Reference", in Geach, P. & Black, M. (Eds.)(1970), Translations From the Philosophical Writings of Gottlob Frege. Blackwell: 56-78.
4. Frege, G. (1892/1970). "On Concepts and Objects", in Geach, P. & Black, M. (Eds.)(1970), Translations From the Philosophical Writings of Gottlob Frege. Blackwell: 42-55.
5. Russell, B. (1905), "On Denoting", in Marsh, R. (Ed.)(1956), Logic and Knowledge. Allen & Unwin: 39-56.
6. Kenny, A. (1973), Wittgenstein. Penguin: xxx
7. Kripke, S. (1980), Naming and Necessity. Princeton UP: 34-37; 48-49; 54-59; 71; 93-94; 118-125; 34-144.
8. Putnam, H. (1975), "The Meaning of 'Meaning'", in his Mind, Language, and Reality. Cambridge UP: 215-234.
9. Quine, W.V.O. (1953), "Two Dogmas of Empiricism," in his (1980), From a Logical Point of View. Harvard UP: 20-46.
10. Quine, W.V.O. (1960), Word and Object. MIT: 26-35; 68-79.
11. Carnap, R. (1932), "The Elimination of Metaphysics Through Logical Analysis of Language," in Ayer, A.J. (Ed.)(1959), Logical Positivism. Free Press: 60-81.
12. Carnap, R. "Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology" in his Meaning and Necessity: 205-221.
13. Hempel, C.G. (1950), "The Empiricist Criterion of Meaning," in Ayer: 108-129.
14. Salmon, W. (1989). Four Decades of Scientific Explanation. Minnesota: 3-32. 
指定閱讀
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
作業 
50% 
五次,每次10% 
2. 
學期論文 
35% 
4000字到6000字 
3. 
Participation & Discussion 
15% 
鼓勵上課提問與討論 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/10  Introduction:
What is philosophy?
What is analytic philosophy 
第2週
9/17  the beginning of the linguistic turn
(a) Frege's sense/reference distinction and object/concept distinction 
第3週
9/24  (b) the rise of contemporary logic and Russell's paradox
 
第4週
10/01  (c) Russell's theory of definite description
繳交第一次作業 
第5週
10/08  (d) Wittgenstein on Rule-following, and his no private language argument 
第6週
10/15  the rise of anti-traditional theories of meaning and reference
(a) Quine on the translational indeterminacy
繳交第二次作業 
第7週
10/22  (b) Kripke's causal-historical account of naming 
第8週
10/29  (c) Putnam on Kind term and his Twin-Earth 
第9週
11/05  繳交第三次作業 
第10週
11/12  logical positivism (logical empiricism)
(a) anti-metaphysics: the demarcation of science from pseudo-science 
第11週
11/19  (b) scientific anti-realism (instrumentalism) 
第12週
11/26  (c) Hempel's models of scientific explanation 
第13週
12/03  (d) Hempel's Raven paradox (confirmation)
繳交第四次作業 
第14週
12/10  the beginning of the cognitive turn
(a) the new formulation of the mind-body problem 
第15週
12/17  (b) Turing machine and mind: the rise of computational functionalism 1 
第16週
12/24  (b) Turing machine and mind: the rise of computational functionalism 2
(c) the nature of representation 1 
第17週
12/31  (c) the nature of representation 2 
第18週
1/7  繳交第五次作業、繳交學期論文