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Colin Robert Marshall
PHIL 522
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Modern Philosophy

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This seminar will focus on Immanuel Kant's metaethics, including questions such as: How does Kant think moral concepts and properties differ from, e.g., physical concepts and properties? What sort of semantics does Kant accept for moral language? How does Kant think we acquire knowledge of moral truths? A working assumption in this class will be that answers to these questions will help shed light on Kant's ethical principles. Some background in Kant or metaethics will be helpful, but is not required. In addition to texts from Kant's Groundwork and second Critique, our reading will include various articles by contemporary Kantians. TEXT: "Immanuel Kant, Practical Philosophy", Mary J. Gregor (ed.), Cambridge University Press.

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Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 11/18/2013