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Instructor: Chris Blake-Turner. This course meets MTWRF 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. via synchronous remote instruction.

*This course has been specifically designed for online instruction.

In this course, you’ll explore some of the most fundamental questions about how things are and how we might know them. You’ll focus especially on issues to do with social experience and reality. You’ll draw on both historical and cutting edge contemporary perspectives to grapple with issues such as: What is race? What is gender? Are social constructs real? What is a “self” and how much of that is socially determined? Can we know anything at all? What are the political ramifications of our epistemic institutions: what is epistemic injustice, and how should we combat it? How much of a threat do fake news and echo chambers pose to our ways of knowing, and what can we do about it?