Department of Philosophy

PHL 314A -- Major Representatives of American Philosophy

Semester: Fall 1998 
When: T, W, Th - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Doorley Hall D111
Office Hours: T, W, Th 11-12
Instructor:  Dr. James E. Giles 
Office: 22 Hubert Place 
Phone: 914-637-2715 

Course Objectives and Description
Required Text and Online Resources
Grading Criteria
Course Outline

Course Objectives:

The major representative of American Philosophy who will be covered in this course will be William James.

By the end of the course, students should understand:

Course Description:

The development of the central themes of American Philosophy as found in one or more of the following: Peirce, Royce, James, Dewey, Whitehead, Quine, Rorty. 3 credits.

Required Text:

Online Resources:

Grading Criteria:

Policy on Academic Dishonesty:
Cheating on tests will result in failure of the test.  Cheating on the final examination will result in failure of the final examination and the course.

Attendance Policy:
Absence from a test: no make-up will be given.  An exception to this policy will be considered only if an extremely serious and verified reason is offered, e.g., a serious illness or injury verified in writing by a physician.  Absence from 9 or more classes: if a student is doing unsatisfactory work, he or she may receive an FA grade.

Policy on Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty:
"Every effort will be made to ensure justice in any allegation of intellectual dishonesty.  In all cases, educational assistance rather than adversarial proceedings will be sought.  Sanctions may include receiving a failing grade in the course, and in the case of a second instance, dismissal from the college."

Course Outline:

Approximately two weeks will be devoted to each topic.  Specific readings and computer assignments will be given at the appropriate time.

Web-Based Discussion Group

After instruction in how to participate in the group, assignments involving research and discussion of readings will be given.

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