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This class will address major works by Franz Kafka and consider Kafka as a modernist writer whose work reflects on modernity. We will also examine the role of Kafka's themes and poetics in the work of contemporary writers.
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Let's call the two versions of foundationalism we have distinguishedprivilege foundationalism and experientialfoundationalism. Privilege foundationalism restricts basic beliefsto beliefs about one's own mental states. Experiential foundationalismis less restrictive. According to it, beliefs about external objectscan be basic as well. Suppose instead of (B), you believe
Lecturers: Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Burcu Karahan
How do experiential foundationalists who prefer EB to DB answer theJ-question? Because of the way they conceive of basicality, they cannotsay that perceptual experiences are a source of justification for youbecause you have a reason, R, for believing that they do. ForR would be justification for believing something else —the very thing that, according to EB, is an obstacle to basicality. Oneoption for EB-foundationalists would be to endorse externalism. If theydo, they could say that perceptual experiences are a source ofjustification if, and only if, they are of types that are reliablyassociated with true resulting beliefs. On that view, it would be thefact of reliability, not evidence of reliability, that makes perceptualexperiences a source of justification. Another internalistoption would be to say that perceptual experiences are a source ofjustification because it couldn't be otherwise: it's a necessarytruth that certain perceptual experiences can justify certainperceptual beliefs. This would be an internalist answer to theJ-question because perceptual experiences would be a source ofjustification whether or not they are reliable.
Courtesy Professor: Nancy Ruttenburg
Explores the mystery and power of epic. This ancient word, which at its root means "what is spoken," first classified certain traditions of archaic Greek poetry, especially Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. It now appears everywhere from slang to contemporary scientific discourse. Though some might dismiss its proliferation as an accident of everyday speech, the course will take the phenomenon of "epic" seriously, asking what it is about this oldest of genres that continues to inspire our collective imagination.