Numbering Code G-LET01 75143 SJ34 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Wed.3
Instructor name DEGUCHI YASUO (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course What is self? How is self experienced? What should self be? Those questions are among the most important ones for the Western and Eastern philosophies for millennia. They have been also much discussed in such fields as psychology, cognitive science, psychiatry and sociology. This seminar will explore those questions from the perspectives of contemporary philosophy and Eastern philosophical traditions, focusing on the teacher's own idea of self: Self-as-We, and exploring its applications to numerous topics.
Course Goals Students can obtain up-to-date knowledge of philosophical discussions in such areas as metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, phenomenology, and analytic Asian philosophy, and also acquire skills of philosophical argumentation, critical reading of philosophical texts, articulation and presentation of their own ideas.
Schedule and Contents 1 Introduction to Philosophy of Self
2 A Brief Summary of Self-as-We (I)
3 A Brief Summary of Self-as-We (II)
4 Self-as-We and Other Theories on Self (I): Classical Alternatives
6 Self-as-We and Other Theories on Self (II): Contemporary Alternatives
7 Self-as-We and Other Theories on ‘We’ (I): Classical Alternatives
7 Self-as-We and Other Theories on ‘We’ (II): Contemporary Alternatives
8 On Criticisms against Self-as-We (I)
9 On Criticisms against Self-as-We (II)
10 Applications of Self-as-We (I): Self-as-We Measure
11 Applications of Self-as-We (II): Digital Twin
12 Applications of Self-as-We (III): Business Ethics
13 Summary
Evaluation Methods and Policy Report 50% and Performances in classes 50%
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to attend each class after having read all the materials for discussions. Graduate students are also expected to lead discussions in the seminar.