University of Miami Metaphysics Nature of Time Philosophical Paper Metaphysics: Mind and Consciousness Readings: Ren´e Descartes, “Minds and Bodies as Dis

University of Miami Metaphysics Nature of Time Philosophical Paper Metaphysics: Mind and Consciousness

Readings: Ren´e Descartes, “Minds and Bodies as Distinct Substances”; J.J.C. Smart, “Sensations and Brain Processes”; Hilary Putnam, “The Nature of Mental States”

Metaphysics: Free Will and Determinism

Readings: Baron D’Holbach, “Of the System of Man’s Free Agency”; Harry Frankfurt, “Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility”; Richard Taylor, “Freedom and Determinism”

Metaphysics: Personal Identity

Readings: Ren´e Descartes, “Of The Existence of Material Things, and of the Real Distinction Between the Mind and the Body of Man”, John Locke, “Of Identity and Diversity”; David Hume, “Of Personal Identity”

Metaphysics: The Nature of Time

Readings: J. M. F. McTaggart, “Time”; Richard Taylor, “Time and Eternity”; J. J. C. Smart, “The Space-Time World”

Epistemology: Skepticism and the Limits of Knowledge

Readings: Ren´e Descartes, “What can be called into doubt”; Hilary Putnam, “Brains in a Vat”; Fred Dretske, “The Pragmatic Dimension of Knowledge”

Epistemology: Perception as a Source of Knowledge

Readings: Bertrand Russell, “Appearance and Reality”; Michael Tye, “The Adverbial Approach to Visual Experience”; J. M. Hinton, “Visual Experiences”

Epistemology: Reason as a Source of Knowledge

Plato, “Meno”; J. S. Mill, “Of Demonstration, And Necessary Truths”; A. J. Ayer, “The A Priori”

Epistemology: The Structure of Justification

Sextus Empiricus, “The Five Modes”; Laurence Bonjour, “The Structure of Empirical Knowledge”; Peter Klein, “Human Knowledge and the Infinite Regress of Reasons”

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