Normativity and Naturalism

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Normativity and Naturalism

Spring 2019

Taught By: Richard J Bernstein

Section: A

CRN: 6981

Credits: 3

During the past century there have been fierce intellectual debates between those who identify with some version of naturalism and those who oppose naturalism. Naturalists argue that the natural sciences alone provide us with genuine knowledge of reality. Naturalists have been challenged by those who claim that the natural sciences themselves presuppose an understanding of rational normative behavior that cannot be explained by the natural sciences. There are also those who have argued that there is a “third way” that enables us to reconcile the competing claims naturalism and normativity. In this seminar we examine the positions of some of the key thinkers involved in these debates

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:55pm 5/26/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1200A

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019