Lectures and readings

Times, locations, topics and key readings

Lecture times and locations

Tuesday 13:10 - 14:00 50 George Square, Lecture Theatre G.03
Thursday 17:10 - 18:00 50 George Square, Lecture Theatre G.03
Friday 15:10 - 16:00 Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5

Lecture topics

Week Week commencing Topic Lecturer
1 17 Sep Frege on sign, function, and object Dr Rabern
2 24 Sep Frege on sense and reference

Dr Rabern

3 1 Oct Russell on denoting

Dr Rabern

4 8 Oct

Russell on the theory of descriptions

Dr Rabern
5 15 Oct Wittgenstein on meaning and use Dr Rabern
6 22 Oct Dualism and the mind-body problem Dr Wilson
7 29 Oct Identity theories Dr Wilson
8 5 Nov Functionalism and multiple realisability Dr Wilson
9 12 Nov Kripke’s modal argument and the explanatory gap Dr Wilson
10 19 Nov The knowledge argument Dr Wilson
11 26 Nov Revision Week

Dr Rabern/Dr Wilson


We can also recommend the following as starting points for your research:

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Philosophy Compass

Diversity Reading List

You will need to know how to track down sources, including electronic journals, using the library catalogue.