Aristotle and Embodied Realism

PHIL 401: Readings in Philosophy (Spring 2007)

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This page was last updated May 3, 2007.

For information contact: Dr. Jan Garrett


A. Basic Materials
B. Study Questions (Now with SQ Sets for LJ Chapters 1-19 Inclusive)
C. Cognitive Science and Embodied Realism Glossary
D. Information on Papers
E. Review for Final Exam (draft 4-27) NEW
F. Web Pages on Aristotle
G. Web Pages on Lakoff and Embodied Realism
H. Discussions and Applications of Lakoff's Views by Dr. Garrett


A. Basic Materials

1. Original Course Description (9-12-06)

2. Syllabus

3. Attendance Policy and Attendence Threshold Sign-off Document


C. Information on Papers

1. Aristotle Essay (Draft 2-12-07).
    (Details on other papers to be supplied later)
2. Paper on Embodied Realism or Cognitive Science of Philosophical Concepts.
    (Posted: March 19; Assignment Due: March 29)
3. Paper on Cognitive Science of Philosophy
    (Posted: April 5; Assignment Due: April 26)

D. Review for Final Exam (Check Back Later)

Not yet available.

E. Web Pages on Aristotle

The Correspondence Theory of Truth (SEP article)

Aristotle: Stanford Encyclopedia articles

Aristotle on the Track of Substance
   (Lecture from PHIL 302 relevant to this course.)

Aristotle on the Passive and Productive Intellect

Aristotle on Metaphor: Selections from Poetics and Rhetoric III. (New 3-28-07)

Why Being is Not a Category for Aristotle (New: April 24, 2007)

Why Mainstream (and Aristotelian) Philosophy Can't Take Conceptual Metaphor Seriously
   (Based on the Lakoff-Johnson perspective)

F. Web Pages on Lakoff and Embodied Realism

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

2. About or by George Lakoff

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

4. Why Mainstream Philosophy Cannot Take Conceptual Metaphor Seriously (New 3-30-07)

5. Conversation on Family Values (New 5-3-07)


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