PHIL 230.001 – Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics: the Philosophy of Experience and Reality

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Instructor: Conner Schultz. This course meets MWF 10:10 – 11:00 a.m. in CW 105.

This course is an introduction to epistemological issues surrounding knowledge, belief and justification. Traditional epistemological questions that will discussed in this course include the following: What is knowledge, and what does it take to have it? What is justified belief, and what makes a belief justified? We will also discuss questions related to knowledge, belief and justification that arise at the intersection of epistemology and other areas such as ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of action. Such questions include the following: What kinds of norms are beliefs subject to? Can we choose what to believe like we choose how to act? What is the relationship between knowledge, belief, justification and the social nature of our lives?