PHIL 335.001 – Theory of Knowledge

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Instructor: Gillian Russell. This course meets TR 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. in CW 103.

This course will be a survey of some key problems in epistemology.  Topics will include the definition of knowledge, arguments for radical skepticism, theories of knowledge, and the problem of induction.  Questions considered include:  What is knowledge?  Can I know that I am not dreaming?  Am I justified in my beliefs about the external world?  Can I know that other people have minds?  How can I justify my beliefs about the future?  How does the scientific method work?

Prerequisite: at least 1 PHIL course.