WEEK 1: INTRODUCTORY QUESTIONS

What is philosophy?

  1. What do you understand by the term 'philosophy' in general?
  2. What do you understand by the term 'epistemology'?
    1. What do you understand by the term 'philosophy of language'?
    2. What do you understand by the term 'philosophy of science'?
  3. What do you understand by the term 'metaphysics'?
    1. What do you understand by the term 'philosophy of mind'?
  4. What do you understand by the term 'logic'?
    1. What do you understand by the term 'deduction'?
    2. What do you understand by the term 'induction'?
  5. What do you understand by the term 'ethics'?
  6. What do you understand by the term 'social and political philosophy'?
  7. What do you understand by the term 'philosophical anthropology'?

What is aesthetics / critical theory?

  1. What do you understand by the terms 'aesthetics' or 'critical theory'?
  2. What do you understand by the term 'literary theory'?
  3. What do you understand by the ‘mimetic’ approach to literary criticism?
  4. What do you understand by the ‘pragmatic’ approach to literary criticism?
  5. What do you understand by the ‘expressive’ approach to literary criticism?
  6. What do you understand by the terms ‘literary history’ and ‘canon’?