課程資訊
課程名稱
哲學英文
English in Philosophical Works 
開課學期
109-1 
授課對象
文學院  哲學系  
授課教師
文哲 
課號
Phl2059 
課程識別碼
104E45600 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期一3,4,5(10:20~13:10) 
上課地點
哲研討室一 
備註
本課程以英語授課。
總人數上限:40人 
 
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課程概述

The natural sciences such as biology, chemistry, and physics explain much about our world. They also explain much about our human body. There is now also neuroscience and brain science. But what about the mind? What about consciousness, feeling, thought, value, and morality? Can the natural sciences explain these too? Or will there always remain a GAP separating the physical from the mental? To better understand these problems, we will read a relatively new book by Thomas Nagel: “MIND AND COSMOS, Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False,” OUP 2012. The book has only 130 pages, and the print is generous. Thus, we can read the whole book carefully in one semester. No previous knowledge is required. But it will not be easy. It is not an easy book. If we finish early, we might read an essay from Nagel’s earlier book “Mortal Questions,” CUP 1979, for instance the essay “Moral Luck.” 

課程目標
The course objective is to learn how to read and understand a philosophical text written in English, how to summarize and discuss it. 
課程要求
Regular attendance and preparation is required.
Attendance is expected. If you are absent three times or more without good excuse, you run the risk of failing the course. Please consider the university regulation國立台灣大學學則, page 7. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
“Mortal Questions,” CUP 1979. 
指定閱讀
Thomas Nagel, “Mind and Cosmos, Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False,” OUP 2012.  
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Participation 
30% 
Attendance is expected. If you are absent three times or more without good excuse, you run the risk of failing the course. Please consider the university regulation國立台灣大學學則, page 7. 
2. 
Midterm 
30% 
 
3. 
Final 
40% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/14  Introduction to the course 
第2週
9/21  Introduction from the book 
第3週
9/28  Antireductionism and the Natural Order (part 1) 
第4週
10/05  Antireductionism (part 2) 
第5週
10/12  Consciousness (part 1) 
第6週
10/19  Consciousness (part 2) 
第7週
10/26  Consciousness (part 3) 
第8週
11/02  Review 
第9週
11/09  Midterm 
第10週
11/16  Cognition (part 1) 
第11週
11/23  Cognition (part 2) 
第12週
11/30  Cognition (part 3) 
第13週
12/07  Value (part 1) 
第14週
12/14  Value (part 2) 
第15週
12/21  Value (part 3) 
第16週
12/28  Moral Luck (part 1) 
第17週
1/04  Moral Luck (part 2) 
第18週
1/11  Final