Professor of Philosophy
850 Columbia Avenue
NEW COURSE FOR FALL 2016: EXPERIENCE
What is experience, and how does it transform us? Are there some experiences that provide us with access to information that would be in principle unavailable to us otherwise? Are there some experiences that are in principle inaccessible from a human perspective? In this class well explore a series of metaphysical and epistemological questions about experience using not only traditional philosophical thought experiments but also actual case studies ranging from cochlear implants to psychopathology to virtual reality technology. Our discussions will range across many different types of experience. Likely topics to be covered include: conscious experience, perceptual experience, temporal experience, aesthetic experience, and experiential perspective in relation to race/gender/disability.
Pre-requisite: One prior course in philosophy or consent of the instructor.
Courses, Spring 2016
Phil 95: Fundamentals of Logic T/Th 11 a.m.
Phil 128: Metaphysics of Persons T/Th 1:15 p.m.
Office Hours, Spring 2016
Mon 9 10:30 a.m.
Thurs 9 10:30 a.m.
or by appointment