Philosophy, Moral Politics, and Cognitive Science

PHIL 401: Readings in Philosophy (Fall 2009)

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This page was last updated October 8, 2012.

For information contact: Dr. Jan Garrett

Third Paper Assignment (Now Ready)
Review for Final Exam and Instructions for Take-Home Sections (Revised: 12-11-09)
Glossary for Philosophy in the Flesh

Contents

A. Basic (and Some Miscellaneous) Materials
B. Study Questions on Philosophy in the Flesh
          Glossary for Philosophy in the Flesh
C. Study Questions on The Political Mind
D. Cognitive Science and Embodied Realism Glossary
E. Information on Papers
F. Web Pages on Lakoff and Embodied Realism
G. Discussions and Applications of Lakoff's Views by Dr. Garrett

 

A. Basic (and Some Miscellaneous) Materials

1. Detailed Course Description (March 16, 2009)

2. Syllabus (Enrolled Students Should Get the Syllabus from the Instructor)

3. Short Lakoff Book Bibliography (new July 29, 2009)

4. George Lakoff articles, interviews, etc. on the Web (rev. September 2009)

5. Mark Johnson's 1993 discussion of the Enlightenment Society of Mind Metaphor and the Moral Law Folk Theory

6. Analytic Philosophy (Survey article in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

7. Online General Articles on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Western Philosophy Since 1600

 

E. Information on Papers

1. First Paper Assignment.
    (Posted: September 14, 2009; Assignment Due: September 30)
2. Second Paper Assignment
    (Posted: October 14, 2009; Assignment Due: October 28)
3. Third Paper Assignment
    (Posted: November 16, 2009; Assignment Due: December 3 for most topics)
 

F. Web Pages on Lakoff and Embodied Realism

1. Embodied Reason: Cognitive Linguistics and a New Philosophical Paradigm

2. George Lakoff articles, interviews, etc. on the Web

3. Four Realisms Compared (Based on Lakoff-Johnson, chap. 7).

4. Why Mainstream Philosophy Cannot Take Conceptual Metaphor Seriously

5. How Is Analytic Philosophy Disembodied? (New: October 30, 2009)

6. Conversation on Family Values

 

G. Discussions and Applications of Lakoff's Ideas by Dr. Garrett

1. Metaphorical Bases of Ethical Theories

2. An Overview of the Lakoff-Johnson Philosophy