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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

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This list shows which material has been covered in each class period.

Month Day Topic
April 4 Introductory Remarks (through “Non-Philosophical Defenses”)
6 Conclusion of Introductory Remarks, Plato’s Euthyphro (Through Objections to the Final Attempt
11 Conclusion of Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Republic (through “Plato’s Republic”)
13 Conclusion of Republic, Nicomachean Ethics (through “Pleasure and Pain”)
18 Conclusion of Nichomachean Ethics, Hobbes’s Leviathan (through “Laws of Nature”)
18 Conclusion of Leviathan (through “Laws of Nature”), Kant’s Metaphysic of Morals (through An Example)
25 Kant’s Metaphysic of Morals (through Rational Man and Natural Man)
27 conclusion of Kant’s Metaphysic of Morals, Mill’s Utilitarianism (through General Happiness as a Good)
May 2 Conclusion of Utilitarianism, Sartre’s “The Humanism of Existentialism”
4 Plato’s Phaedo (through “ ‘The Third Man’ ”)
9 Conclusion of Plato’s Phaedo, Aristotle and Aquinas (through Teleology and Necessity
11 Aristotle and Aquinas (through Limitations of the Arguments
16 Conclusion of Aristotle and Aquinas, Anselm’s Proslogion (through Criticisms of Thesis M
18 Conclusion of Anselm’s Proslogion, Descartes’s Meditations (through Understanding vs. Sense and Imagination)
23 Descartes’s Meditations (through Mind and Body)
25 Conclusion of Descartes’s Meditations, Hume’s Enquiry (through Evidence for Matters of Fact
30 Hume’s Enquiry (through Humean Compatibilism
June 1 Conclusion of Hume’s Enquiry, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (through) Two Intrepretations of Kant
6 Conclusion of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason