Instructor Info:
Name: BITTNER, THOMAS JACOB
Office Telephone:
Email: tbittner@mail.ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
 COGS 200 002Lecture2 Tue Thu12:3014:00
 COGS 200 004Lecture1 Tue Thu14:0015:30
 PHIL 338 002Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00

We will investigate some of the main philosophical problems that arise in connection with law in general and with the legal system of Canada in particular. These problems range from relatively practical questions such as the distinction between intent and knowledge in criminal law and the scope of freedom of expression in a free society to more theoretical questions such as the essential nature of law and the general relationship between a free society and democratic rule. This course will be of interest to philosophy majors, students in the social sciences and public policy, and people who are thinking about going to law school. The main goals of the course are (1) to improve students skills at using philosophical methods such as argument analysis and critique in legal and policy conte and ~

xts and (2) to acquaint students with the major issues in the philosophical tradition of thinking about law.

FullPHIL 441 001Lecture1 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00

Course Description: We will consider some of the main philosophical problems that arise in connection with perception, concentrating mainly on visual perception. What is perception? What is the object of perception? Do we see the world directly, or is our perceptual access to the world mediated somehow? What role do sensation and consciousness play in perception? How is perception related to action and movement? Is the concept of representation essential to any adequate account of perception?

In the philosophical tradition, the study of perception has been largely in service of problems in epistemology (the theory of knowledge). We will touch on some of these issues, but the emphasis in this course will, instead, be on perception itself as a topic in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. This approach to the philosophy of perception makes it a less purely philosophical and slightly more interdisciplinary subject. In addition, at least two of our topics (the causal theory of perception and Molyneux's question) will give us the opportunity to reflect on the relationship between philosophical and scientific investigations of perception.

 PHIL 441 002Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00

Course Description: We will consider some of the main philosophical problems that arise in connection with perception, concentrating mainly on visual perception. What is perception? What is the object of perception? Do we see the world directly, or is our perceptual access to the world mediated somehow? What role do sensation and consciousness play in perception? How is perception related to action and movement? Is the concept of representation essential to any adequate account of perception?

In the philosophical tradition, the study of perception has been largely in service of problems in epistemology (the theory of knowledge). We will touch on some of these issues, but the emphasis in this course will, instead, be on perception itself as a topic in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. This approach to the philosophy of perception makes it a less purely philosophical and slightly more interdisciplinary subject. In addition, at least two of our topics (the causal theory of perception and Molyneux's question) will give us the opportunity to reflect on the relationship between philosophical and scientific investigations of perception.

FullWRDS 150 05BLecture1 Mon Wed Fri12:0013:00

For a description of this course, please visit: http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/, select the 'Courses' tab, and then choose either WRDS 150 Term 1 or Term 2 from the drop-down menu

FullWRDS 150 05MLecture2 Mon Wed Fri12:0013:00

For a description of this course, please visit: http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/, select the 'Courses' tab, and then choose either WRDS 150 Term 1 or Term 2 from the drop-down menu