Epistemology

PHIL 1750 S01 [CRN: 15510]

We’ll concentrate on several issues involving knowledge and rational belief: What is knowledge, and how does it relate to rational or justified belief? Does a person’s knowing something depend on non-evidential factors such as the practical importance of the person’s being correct? Does the justification of a person’s belief depend just on facts internal to the person—or might it depend on her environment? And what can we learn from thinking about the skeptical position which claims that we’re not justified in believing even the most ordinary things about the world around us? WRIT
Term
Fall 2017
Meetings
14:30 - 15:50 Tue, Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017