Academic year
Manuel García-Carpintero
Department of Philosophy
Universitat de Barcelona
Master courses
Module 3. Research Seminar in Theoretical Philosophy
2015-02-02 - 2015-02-06
Room 401, Facultat de Filosofia, UB


The course will consist of a one-week intensive introduction to the topics of the course by Manuel García-Carpintero, followed by a one-week intensive course by Prof. Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers University). The aim of Schellenberg’s course is to present the views on perception she has been defending in a series of papers, to be systematically articulated in a forthcoming book. Contents:

1. Particularity
2. Perceptual Content
3. Sensory Character
4. Perceptual Evidence
5. Perspective


The course will have a seminar structure. Students should make the key preparatory readings listed below, and they will be asked to participate in the discussion following one-hour presentations by the instructors.


Participation in class; one essay between 2000 and 4000 words length, on a relevant question to be agreed with the teacher, who will also be available for advice on essay plans.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

CB6 – Students should be able to critically understand central texts in the philosophy of mind in a way that puts them in a position to develop and apply original ideas.

CB7 - Students should be able to integrate the knowledge acquired to interdiciplinar areas related to the studies of the mind.

CB9 - Students should be able to communicate their knowledge and their arguments to specialized audiences in a clear and articulate way.

CB10 - Students should acquire the learning skills necessary in order to carry on further their studies and research in a largely autonomous and self-directed way.

CG1 - Students should critically assess and evaluate arguments and develop sound arguments of their own; and they should also be able to detect logical fallacies.

CG5 - Students should be able to identify methodological errors, rhetorical, conventional and uncritical assumptions, vagueness and superficiality.

CE1 - Students should be able to critically engage with the concepts and methods of contemporary philosophy of mind.

CE3 - Students should be able to correctly identify central arguments and positions in contemporary practical philosophy.

CG5. Students should be able to identify methodological errors, rhetorical, conventional and uncritical assumptions, vagueness and superficiality

CE7 - Students should be able to critically use specialized terminology in the field of philosophy of philosophy of mind. 


1.Schellenberg, Susanna (2013): “Experience and Evidence”. Mind, 122 (487), pp. 699-747.
2.Schellenberg, Susanna (2014): “The Epistemic Force of Perceptual Experience”. Philosophical Studies.
3.Schellenberg, Susanna (2011): “Perceptual Content Defended”. Noûs, 45 (4), pp. 714-750.
4.Schellenberg, Susanna (2011): “Ontological Minimalism about Phenomenology”. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 83 (1), pp. 1-40.
5.Schellenberg, Susanna (2010): “The Particularity and Phenomenology of Perceptual Experience”. Philosophical Studies, 149 (1), pp. 19-48.
6.Schellenberg, Susanna (2008): “The Situation-Dependency of Perception”. The Journal of Philosophy, 105 (2), pp. 55-84.