Next year, I’m going to Marquette University for my Ph. D. However, I’m going to buy the books and act as if I was in the class. I figure that this would at least give me some good preparation for next year, and I can see what my fellow classmates are reading. I realize that next year will be a completely different schedule, but by acting in the program now, I’ll have a feel as to what the Ph. D. program is all about. I’ve looked at the books and classes. There are two classes I’m definitely taking: History and Theory of Ethics (here is the book) and Theory of Knowledge (the books are here and here). In the Theory of Knowledge, it looks like a philosophy of science class. I’m debating between four other classes: Aristotle, Early Analytic Philosophy (which covers Wittgenstein, Russell, Ferge and the Logical Positivists), Plotinus, and Medieval philosophy. I have to pick one, but I’m leaning toward Aristotle or Early Analytic Philosophy. Thus, I’ve created a poll. Let me know which class I should take and if you can, explain why I should take it. I’ll keep the poll open until this Saturday (Aug. 8th).
I’m also hoping that some of you out there would read the books with me and we can discuss about it.
I’ll be reading along during the semester so if anyone wants to read along with me and talk with me on the blog, that would be great. I should let you know that I may put my full attention on the Theory of Ethics and Theory of Knowledge books because the Early Analytic Philosophy is beyond my range and I definitely need some outside input to understand these people.