Introduction to Philosophy of Science
An introductory course on philosophy of science mainly for undergraduate students majoring in philosophy.
Philosophy of Logic
The contents of this course include meaning and reference, truth and paradoxes, justification of deduction and induction, existence and quantification and ontology, and the analysis of the basic concepts of logic, such as consequence, etc.
An Introduction to Philosophy
In this course we shall examine and assess many different philosophical theories, comparing and contrasting them as we apply their views to different philosophical questions. After a brief introduction to what philosophy is, what an argument is, and the importance of philosophy, we will examine the views of many famous philosophers, including (but by no means limited to) the following: Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, George Berkeley, Rene Descartes, John Locke, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, and others
History of Chinese Philosophy
Motif of the seminar course is to prove student’s interesting to the Chinese Philosophy course, ability for analyzing philosophical problems and result of the teaching, by expanding the reading and discourse at classes.
Introduction to Ethics
"The course contains three parts:
Modern Western Philosophy
This course is aimed to introduce various schools and major figures in western philosophy since the second half of the 19th century. The philosophy taught in this course can be divided into three parts, that is, the philosophy at the turn of the century, Anglo-American philosophy in the 20th century and continental philosophy in the 20th century. Philosophers introduced in this course include Nietzsche, Bergson, Russell, Wittgenstein, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, and Freud. Besides, this course introduces new trends of thought like postmodernism. By the method of "internal criticism”, the course points out the problems faced by western contemporary philosophy and their possible solutions so that students would have a proper understanding about the trend of world philosophy.
Historical Introduction to Western Philosophy
This course is mainly about the development of western philosophy from the very beginning to the early 19th century and various major schools in modern philosophy during the late 19th century. This course is aimed to introduce a number of great and famous philosophers and their philosophies attributed into four periods, viz. ancient Greek, medieval, modern and German idealism. It focuses on Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas, Empiricists, Idealists, Kant and Hegel.
The course will develop along several axes simultaneously. We will pay attention to several arts, namely painting and sculpture (about four weeks worth); music (also four weeks); and a mixture of theater and dance, photography and film, and fiction and poetry during the remaining weeks of the semester. We will view, read, or listen to particular works (including student works), and we will discuss issues in philosophical aesthetics and the philosophy of the arts raised by the works or the media they represent.
Introduction to Logic
The cotents of this course include logic of propositions, logic of terms, logic of predicates, and inductive logic, non-formal logic.
Political Economics is one of the core courses required by all of the majors in School of Economics. The course contains the analysis of the relationship of production and of the development process of the capitalist economy. The purpose of this course is to allow the students to learn and understand the basic methods and theories of Marxist economics.
Contemporary Analytical Philosophy
This course is a rersearch-seminar on contemporary analytic philosophy, which is designed to assist senior or junior undergraduate student to have a deep understanding of the significant problems in different branches of analytic philosophy. The course is assembled by several modules, which include: "topics in epistemology," "topics in philosophy of mind," "topics in metaphysics," "topics in interdisciplinary researches," "the study of the methodologies in analytic philosophy," etc.
Lectures on The Western Marxism
the class focuses on the historical institution and theorical logic of western marxism, such as Lukacs, Korsch, Gramsci, Frankurt school, Sartre, Althusser, Lefebvre, Baudrillard.
Existence and identity; changing adn persistence; personal identity; individuals, properties and relations; states of affairs, facts and events; causation; reduction, emergence and supervenience; possible worlds and transworld indentity.
Philosophy of Language
Introductory Course on Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
In this course, students will learn the main issues in the philosophy of mind along the tradition of analytic philosophy, which also provides systematic introduction of the current research tendencies. The topics in this course cover the mind-body problem, the nature of mind, the study of consciousness, the debates of qualia, etc.
Theory of Knowldge
The interdisciplinary theory of knowledge (TOK) course is designed to develop a coherent approach to learning that
transcends and unifies the academic areas and encourages appreciation of other cultural perspectives. The TOK course, a flagship element in the Diploma Programme, encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself, to try to help young people make sense of what they encounter. Its core content is questions like these: What counts as knowledge? How does it grow? What are its limits? Who owns knowledge? What is the value of knowledge? What are the implications of having, or notnhaving, knowledge?
History of Marxist Philosophy
Introduction to Marxist Philosophy
As an introduction, the course aims at broadening the research on Marxism philosophy. And it is led with a primary principle.
First, the course applies the method which combines the history, the arguments with the lucubrations, lays the foundation on the history and lucubrations, and focuses on the arguments. By doing so, it introduces the basic knowledge, basic lucubrations and basic theories.
Second, the course stands upon the current situation, it leads the students to seize some central issues of the study on philosophy.
Third, according to the principle that is to integrate the academic and the reality, the course concentrates on some big issues which the social practice has put forward.
Fourth, it is advocated that interaction and communication of the teachers and students. On the basis of debates in class and some reading out of class, it motivates the students to learn and enhances the ability to think and reflect.
Introduction to Religious Studies
The aim of this course is to help you to think clearly and critically about the various human phenomena that we call "religious," and to provide a brief introduction to some of the world's major religious traditions. The academic study of religion takes a global and pluralistic approach, looking at religion critically and analytically, with as much objectivity as possible, while also attempting to develop and maintain sensitivity to subtle and sometimes inexpressible levels of human meaning.
Aesthetics of Music