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IAP 2003 Activity

Philosophy of Perceptions
Peter M Ahumada
Tue, Thu, Jan 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, 04-05:00pm, 2-136

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Three of the most important philosophers of perception are Rene Descartes, Bishop Berkeley and MIT's beloved Gian-Carlo Rota. In a brief but serious class, we will explore Rota's philosophy of founding and merge it with Cartesian skepticism and Berkeley's world of perceptions. The scientific world will emerge as a mere consistency of one's perceptions. Readings include the Meditations and the Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous.
Contact: Peter M Ahumada, (617) 864-2007, ahumada@MIT.EDU
Sponsor: John A Fries, jafries@mit.edu
Latest update: 01-Nov-2002

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