Eric Swanson

Eric Swanson


ericsw@umich.edu
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Departments of Philosophy and Linguistics



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I'm currently teaching Minds and Machines (Phil 340) with this syllabus, and a graduate seminar: Language, Ideology, and Ideologues (Phil 550). My office hours are 1 to 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment, in 2259 Angell Hall.

For students waitlisted for Phil 340: here is a copy of David Marr's “Understanding Complex Information-Processing Systems” (for January 15) and here is a copy of John Haugeland's “Computer Architecture” (for January 22).

Some undergraduate syllabi


Introduction to Philosophy (Phil 101)
Philosophy and Narrative (Phil 158)
Introduction to Formal Philosophical Methods (Phil 305)
Language and Mind (Phil 345)
Causation, Responsibility, and the Force of Language in The Brothers Karamazov (Phil 402)
Philosophy of Language (Phil 409)
Social and Political Philosophy of Language (Phil 446)

Some graduate syllabi


Fall 2014 Graduate Proseminar
Fall 2016 Graduate Proseminar
Fall 2017 Graduate Proseminar
Fall 2018 Graduate Proseminar
Social and Political Philosophy of Language (graduate seminar)
The Analysis, Representation, and Ascription of Belief (graduate seminar)
Discourse Constraints on Anaphora (graduate seminar, with Ezra Keshet)