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Political Economy Class.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 A. M. The work of this class will be conducted by means of lectures and examinations on prescribed reading.
Text Books : Mill's Principles of Political Economy.
Books recommended : Smith's Wealth of Nations, Cairnes' Principles of Political Economy, Carey's Principles of Social Science, Roscher's Politcal Economy, Fawcett's Free Trade and Protection, Carey's Harmony of Interest.
V.-METAPHYSICS AND ETHICS.
(George Munro Professorship.)
.JAMES SETH, M. A.
Metaphysics Class (Third and fourth Years).
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10–11 A. M. After an introductory account of the nature and scope of Philosophy in its various departments, and a general sketch of the history of Metaphysics, attention will be concentrated on Modern metaphysical theories. Here the history of Cartesianism will first be traced; and afterwards, in more detail, the development of modern Sensationalism in Locke, Berkeley and Hume, leading up to the Critical Philosophy of Kant. The significance of Berkeley in the latter movement will receive special attention, and his philosophy, as contained in the class Text Book, will be made the subject of detailed study, oral examination and discussion.
Text Book : Fraser's Selections from Berkeley, (Clarendon Press Series.)
Ethics Class (Fourth Year).
The work of this class will consist of two parallel courses, (1) Theoretical ; (2) Historical.
(1). In the Theoretical Course, after an introductory account of the nature, subject-matter and method of Ethics, its relation to other branches of philosophy, and more particularly to psychology, the subject will be considered under two heads, as follows :
(a.) The nature of Moral Action -the ethical End or Standard, as explained in Intuitionalism ; Hedonism, Egoistic, Altruistic and Evolutionistic; and Transcendentalism.
(6.) The nature of Moral Agency or Will-power, as explained in Libertarianism, Determinisin and Transcendentalism.
(2.) In the Historical Course, an account will be given of the history of Greek Ethics, that of modern Ethics being treated in connection with the theoretical course.
The work of the class will be conducted mainly by lectures, but will also embrace oral examination and discussion in class. Occasional short essays will also be prescribed.
Text Books : (Theoretical) Calderwood's Hand-book of Moral Philosophy, (Macmillan & Co.); (Historical) Sidgwick's Outlines of the History of Ethics (Macmillan
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 M-1 P. M.
This class is intended mainly, though not exclusively, for candidates for Honours in Philosophy.
The following courses will be given in alternate sessions :
A. Ethics. (1.) In Ancient Ethics, Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics will be made the subject of detailed study.
(2.) In Modern Ethics, the theories of Kant, Green, Spencer and Sidgwick will be critically examined and compared.
B. Metaphysics. (1) In Ancient Metaphysics, after an account of Early Greek Philosophy, Plato's speculative views, as they may be gathered from the various Dialogues, will be specially studied.
(2.) In Modern Metaphysics, the course will be devoted to the Philosophy of Kant, as explained in the Critique of Pure Reason, and in its relations to later German Philosophy as well as to present philosophical problems and tendencies.
In session 1887-8, Course A will be given.
VI.-LOGIC AND PSYCHOLOGY.
.Rev. Wm. LYALL, LL. D.
Second Year Class.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3—4 P.M.
This course will consist of lectures on Mind and its phenomena,the laws and faculties of Cognition, comprising a review of the doctrines of Locke, Reid, Stewart, Brown, Hamilton, and the modern Sensationalist School, -with the philosophy of the Emotions. Under Logic will be considered—the nature of Concepts, Judgments and Reasonings; the opposition and conversion of Propositions ; the different orders of Syllogism ; the Fallacies; the doctrine of Method ; the sources of Error and the means of their correction.
Books recommended-Sir Wm. Hamilton's Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic; Prof. Lyall's “ Intellect, the Emotions and the Moral Nature."
Fridays, 2—3 P M.
This class is intended especially for candidates for Honours in Mental and Moral Philosophy, the work extending over two sessions, and alternating between the two divisions of the general subject.
The lectures will enter into a more critical review of the psychological phase of Philosophy, the theory of the Ratiocinative process, with especial reference to the views of Mill and Hamilton ; together with the laws and methods of Inductive Logic.
ALGEBRA. -Involution, Evolution, Theory of Indices, Equations of the First and Second Degree, Proportion, Inequalities, Indetermi. nate Equations, Variation, Progressions ; Propositions in the Theory of Equations, with Horner's method of appro ng the roots of an Equation of a Degree higher than the Second.
GEOMETRY.-First and Second Books of Euclid revised, Third and Fourth Books, Definitions of Fifth, and Sixth Book to the TwentyFourth Proposition, with Geometrical Exercises and Practical applications.
The class meets daily with the Professor. The Tutorial class meets three times a week, for the purpose of revision of the Professor's Lectures, and illustration of them in working further examples. The Tutor will also be in the Library two or three times a week, from 3 to 5 o'clock, P. M., when he may be consulted by students with reference to their studies.
Books recommended--Colengo's or Todhunter's or Hamblin Smith's (Miller & Co.), Elements of Geometry ; Colenso's or Todhunter's Algebra.
Second Year Class.
Daily, 104-11 A. M. Subjects of study :
GEOMETRY.-Sixth Book of Euclid finished. Drew's Conic Sec. tions, Parabola and Ellipse. Geometrical Exercises continued.-For First or Second Class ; 21 Propositions of the Eleventh Book of Euclid.
TRIGONOMETRY.-Analytical Plane Trigonometry as far as, but exclusive of, DeMoivre's Theorem. Practical applications, with the use of Logarithms, to the Solution of Triangles, Measurement of Heights and Distances, Navigation, &c. Spherical Trigonometry as far as the solution of Right-Angled Triangles. - For First or Second Class ; Extension of Ordinary Course ; De Moivre's Theorem and Series connected with the measurement of Circular arcs.
ALGEBRA. - Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Properties of Logarithms, Compound Interest, Annuities, Probabilities. -For First or Second Class ; Extension of Ordinary Course. Investigations connected with the Binomial Theorem, Indeterminate Coefficients, and the Theory of Logarithms, with applications.
The ordinary class meets, in the beginning of the Session, three days with the Professor, and two days with the Tutor ; afterwards, two days with the Professor and three with the Tutor.
The main subjects of study in the Professor's classes are Modern Geometry and Advanced Algebra ; in the Tutor's, Euclid, the Conic Sections geometrically treated, and Analytical Plane Trigonometry.
The Professor holds a class one day a week (Friday) for those studying the additional subjects for First or Second Class.
The Tutor will be in the Library two or three times a week from 3 to 5 P. M., when he may be consulted by students with reference to their studies.
Books recommended-Colenso's Algebra, 1st part and, for the additional subjects, 2nd part also; or Todhunter's Plane Trigorometry ; Todhunter's Spherical Trigo. nometry; Chamber's Logarithmic, &c. Tables.
There are two Divisions in this Class :
The First Division meets three times a week. Subjects : Analytical Trigonometry, commencing wlth the applications of DeMoivre's Theorem; Analytical Geometry; Spherical Trigonometry as far as Napier's Analogies: Theory of Équations ; Differential Calculus.
Books recommended–Todhunter's Plane Trigonometry; C. Smith's Conio Sections ; Todhunter's Theory of Equations ; Hall's Differential and Integral Calculus; Todhunter's Spherical Trigonomety. Any Standard Works on the subjects treated may, however, be used.
The Second Division meets three times a week. Subjects : Spherical Trigonometry as far as Napier's Analogies ; Theory of Equations ; Differential Calculus ; Integral Calculus, with Differential Equations ; Applications of these to Physics, Physical Astronomy, &c.
Books recomiended-The same as for the First Division. Also, Tait & Steele's Dynamics of a Particle; Todhunter's Analytical Statics; Boole's Differential Equations.
(George Munro Professorship.)
......J. G. MACGREGOR, D. So.
Third Year Physics Class.
The elements of Dynamics ; the properties of solid and fluid bodies ; Heat; Electricity and Magnetism ; Light and Radiant Heat ; and Sound. These subjects will be treated in an elementary manner, Dynamics only in so far as a knowledge thereof may be necessary in the study of the other subjects of the course.
Books recommended-For students who aim at passing merely, Lodge's Elementary Mechanics (W. & R. Chambers) and Stewart's Lessons in Elen entary Physics (Macmillan & Co.)-For students who wish to pass with distinction, Lodge's Mechanics, Garnet's Elementary Treatise on Heat, (Deighton, Bell & Co.), Cumming's Electricity, Treated Experimentally (Rivingtons), and Deschanel's Natural Philosophy, Ed. Everett, Part IV.-Sound and Light, (Blackie & Son).
Fourth Year Physics Class.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10–11 A. M. The subjects studied in this class will be the same as those of the Third Year Class, but they will be treated in a less elementary manner. In the present session attention will be directed more especially to Heat and Electricity.
Candidates for a First Class position at the Sessional Examinations will be examined on S. Taylor's Sound and Music (Macmillan & Co.), to be read by them privately.
Books recommended-For ordinary students, Maxwell's Theory of Heat, (Longmans) and Cumming's Theory of Electricity (Macmillan & Co.).—Candidates for Honours in Experimental Physics and Chemistry are recommended to read also Tait's Properties of Matter (A. & C. Black), S. Taylor's Sound and Music (Macmillan & Co., Lloyd's Wave Theory of Light (Longmans).
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10–11 A. M. The lectures will be on the following subjects :
Kinematics : (a) motion of a point, (6) motion of a rigid system of points, (c)* strains.
Dynamics : (a) of a Particle, including Kinetics and Statics, (b) of systems of Particles, (c) of a rigid body, including Kinetics and Statics, (d)* of elastic solids and fluids.
The portious of the subject marked above with asterisks are intended for candidates for å first class position at the Sessional Examinations. The portions not thus marked constitute the ordinary work of the class.
The Text Book wilt be prescribed at the opening of the session.
Advanced Mathematical Physics Class.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 A. M.--12 M.
The subjects of the lectures will be as follows:
Kinematics : Dynamics of a Particle and of a Rigid Body ; Hydrodynamics ; Thermodynamics ; Electrodynamics. --Students will be assumed to have a sufficient knowledge of the Differential and Integral Calculus.
This class is intended especially for Candidates for Honours in Mathematics and Physics, but other persons having sufficient knowledge of Mathematics and Physics will be admitted.
Books recommended : Tait and Steele's Dynamics of a Particle (Maomillan & Co.), Aldis' Rigid Dynamics (Deighton, Bell & Co.), Besant's Hydromechanics (Deighton, Bell & Co ), Tait's Sketch of Thermodynamics (Douglas, Edinburgh.).
Practical Physics Class,
The work of this class will consist of the exact determination of physical constants, such as density, specific heat, electromotive force, electrical resistance, &c., and the conducting of experimental enquiries.
The class is intended especially for candidates for Honours in Experimental Physics and Chemistry ; but other persons having sufficient knowledge of Physics will be admitted.
Book recommended : Glazebrook and Shaw's Practical Physics (Longmans, Green & Co.).