Wednesday, October 31, 2007

For Friday, read Kane Ch. 2 on Compatiblism.
Also read Dennett on compatiblism in Reading Metaphysics. Discussion questions are due Monday.

If you'd like, do the discussion questions on van Inwagen also. And re-read Kane Ch. 3.

Start thinking about papers. I have much more to say about that, but the best plan is to do a "critical paper" on some article/chapter/ selection on some topic of interest. One ideal plan would be to find something by one of the authors discussed by Kane and critique their arguments/position. 3000 words, and you should consider submitting your paper to the local undergraduate philosophy conference in the spring. More later.

Another plan, of course, would be the same kind of thing on ANY of the topics we have covered (or will cover). I suspect arguments related to God's existence are another more accessible topic; some of the other topics are less easy to get into, I suspect.

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