One lecture-tutorial class per week for honours students in their Third Year.
As for the ordinary degree, together with a study of certain more advanced
FACULTY OF ARTS HANDBOOK .
One lecture-tutorial class per week throughout the year.
Issues to be considered in this course inсlиdе; the nature and object of political philosophy; the, nature of the state (with special references to Hobbes, Hegel and Marx ); the function of the state ( with special reference to Thomist, Marxist and liberal theories ); ideals in politics—common good, rights, liberty, equality, justice ( with special attention to social justice, in relation to distribution of wealth) and punishment.
There will be no set texts, but essential reading will be indicated by the lec- turer. The following books will be relevant:
Aňstotle-Politics. ( Oxford or any ed.)
Aquinas-De Regimine Principum. Book I. (Any ed.) 10, J. S.—Liberty. (Everyman.)
Representative Government. (Everyman.) And Principles of Political Economy. (Longmans.) Ritchie, D. G.—Natural Rights. (Allen & Unwin.) Hobhouse, L. T.—Liberalism. (H.U.P. )
Laski, J. H.—A Grammar of Politics. (Allen & Unwin.)
Plamenatz, J. P.—Consent, Freedom and Political Obligation. (O.U.P.) Maritain, J.—Man and the State. (Hollis & Carter or Chicago U.Р. ) Lindsay, A. D.—The Modern Democratic State. (O.U.P.) . . Tawney, R. H.—Equality. (Allen & Unwin.)
Benn, S. and Peters, R. S: Social Principles and the Democratic State. (Allen
& Unwin.) .
Berlin, I.—Two Concepts of Liberty. (Clarendon.) Hart, H. L. A.—The Concept of Law. (Oxford.)
119. CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY PART
One lecture-discussion class per week throughout the year.
The central problems in British. Philosophy from 1900-1950, serving as an introduction to developments in the last decade, discussed in Contemporary Philosophy II.
The course will mainly consist of ( 1 ) a consideration of the work and influence of F. H. Bradley, John Anderson, G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell and the Logical Positivists; 2) a study of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and some
ee is Philosophical Investigations.
Anderson, J —Studies in Empirical Philosophy. ( Angus & Robertson. ) Bradley, F. I.—Appearance and Reality. (O.U.P.)
Moore, G. E.—Philosophical Studies. (Kegan Paul.)
Moore, G. E.—Some Main Problems in Philosophy. ( Allen & Unwin, 1953.) Russell, B.—Our Knowledge of the External World. ( Allen & UnWT.) Russell, B.—Logic and Knowledge. (Allen & Unwin.)
Holt, E. B., and others—The New Realism.
Russell, B.—Philosophical Essays, VI and VII.
Ayer, A. J.—Language, Truth and Logic. (Gollancz. )
Flew, A. G. N. (ed.)—Logic and Language, Vols. I and II. (Blackwell. ) Ryle, C.—The Concept of Mind. (Hutchinson.)
Wisdom, J.—Other Minds. (Blackwell.)
Wisdom, J. Philosophy and Psycho-analysis. (Blackwell.) Urmson, J. O.—Philosophical Analysis. (O.U.P.)
Buehler, J. (ed. )—The Philosophy of C. S. Peirce. (Kegan Paul.)
Anscombe, G. E.
1.—An Introduction to Wittgenstein's "Tractatus •(Hutemn- son. )
Wittgenstein, L.—The Blue and Brown Books: (Blackwell. )
Wittgenstein, L.—Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. (Kegan Paul, 1922.) Wittgenstein, L.—Philosophical Investigations. (Blackwell. )
MacMurray, J.—The Self as Agent. (Faber.)
120. CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY PART II
One lecture-discussion class (one. and a half hours) per week throughout the year.
A study of some of the main philosophical investigations that have taken place during the last ten or twenty years, expanding and particularizing the general review in Contemporary Philosophy part L
Selectionse will be made from the following:
(a) Prescribed textbook:
•Wittgenstein, L.—Philosophical Investigations. (Blackwеll, 1953.) (b) Recommended for reference:
Flew, A. G. N. (ed. )—Logic and Language (First Series). (Blackwell, 1952.
Flew, A. G. N. (ed. )—Logic and Language (Second Series). (Blackwell, 1953.
Quine, W. V. 0.—Word and Object. (Technology Press, 1960.) Strawson, P. F. Individuals. (Methuen, 1959.)
121. AESTHETICS A course of one lecture per week throughout the year.
The object of the course is to consider the answers which have from time to time been advanced to the questions: What is art? or, What is the beautiful? The method will be to observe at various crucial points in history how criticism in the arts has been expanded into philosophizing by internal uncertainties or pressures. The survey will conclude with the contemporary situation.
The course is intended in the first instance for students in the Honours School of Philosophy, or Combined Honours Schools including philosophy, but as far as possible technicalities will be avoided so as to meet the needs of Honours students in schools of Language and Literature, or of Fine Arts, who may happen to be interested.
(a) Material for lectures:
Plato—Ion: Republic. (276-403, 595-608, any ed.) Aristotle—Poetics. ( any ed. )
Kant, I.—Critique of Aesthetic Judgement. (Selected passages, tr. Meredith, O.U.P. )
Hegel, G. W. F.—Introduction to the Philosophy of Fine Arts. (tr. Bosanquet, Kegan Paul.)
Tolstoi, L. N. What is Art? ( World's Classics No. 331, 0.U.P. ) Croce, B.—Aesthetics. (tr. Ainslie, Macmillan.)
Langer, S. K.—Feeling and Form. (Routledge & Kegan Paul.) (b) For consultation:
Collingwood, R. G: Principles of Art. (o.U.P.)
Elton, W. (ed. )—Essays in Aesthetics and Language. (Blackwell.) Cary, Jóyee--Art and Reality. (0.U.P.)
Gombrich, E.—Art and Illusion. (Phaidon Press.)
122. PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY A course of two lectures per week throughout the year SYLLABUS
The object of the course is to consider questions in the philosophy of the mind. It is intended not to overlap with the work of the department of Psychology.
FACULTY OF ARTS HANDBOOK
There is no prescribed textbook. Students should read:
Ryle,G.—The Concept of
Mind.(Hutchinson.) Anscombe, G. E. M.-Intention. (Blackwell.)
S.—Thoughtand Action. (Chatto & Windus.)
Wittgenstein, L.—Philosophical Investigations. (Part II.) (Blackwell) More detailed reference to articles and books will be made during the course.