PHIL 0990F S01 [CRN: 15456]

Begins with a reading of some classic works, and then moves on to contemporary work. Topics include: naive realist versus representational theories of sensory experience, the possibility that sensory experience is massively illusory (so that we already occupy a kind of “virtual reality”), the role of the brain in shaping sensory experience, and the alleged foundational role of sensory experience in knowledge. The focus will be on vision but we will also discuss other sense-modalities
Fall 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017