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PHIL0351

Theory Of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge
What is knowledge, and what, if anything, can we know? What is the difference between knowledge and opinion, and how can we justify our knowledge claims? Many have understood epistemology as forming the core of the discipline of philosophy. Plato's Theaetetus will set the stage for our investigation of the many problems and themes of epistemology. Our investigations will cover a variety of historical and contemporary approaches, including versions of scepticism, foundationalism, coherentism, and naturalized epistemology. Finally, we will consider the role of epistemology within philosophy today, given the numerous challenges it faces from both inside and outside of Philosophy. (Previous course in philosophy or waiver)
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2011

PHIL0351A-S11 Lecture (Grasswick)

Spring 2008

PHIL0351A-S08 Lecture (Khalifa)

Spring 2007

PHIL0351A-S07 Lecture

Spring 2006

PHIL0351A-S06 Lecture (Grasswick)

Fall 2003

PHIL0351A-F03 Lecture (Grasswick)