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Summer 2022 Philosophy PS0101 section D01
Radical Skepticism, Reliability & Eviden
Introduction to Epistemol

Call Number 10817
Day & Time
MTWRF 10:00am-12:00pm
Day & Time
MTWRF 1:00pm-3:00pm
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jared Peterson
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This course introduces students to fundamental issues in the theory of knowledge. In this course we will critically address questions such as: (a) "What are the unique kinds of knowledge and what is the relationship between these kinds of knowledge?” (b)"Does knowledge require justification and if so, what does such justification consist in?” and (c) “What propositions can we know in light of powerful skeptical arguments?” We will investigate such questions by looking closely at how a number of epistemologists from a wide range of traditions have answered them. As we progress through issues directly related to epistemology, we will also see that these issues connect up with important issues in other areas of philosophy as well (e.g., metaphysics and moral philosophy). We engage with such challenging questions by critically reading and writing about them, and in doing so we fine-tune our own positions concerning these issues. The broad objective of the course is to develop and refine students' critical reasoning and writing skills. Other learning objectives include:
  • To acquire a richer understanding of and facility with the methodology that philosophers use to answer fundamental questions.
  • To develop an understanding of how issues concerning epistemology are of relevance to not only other areas of philosophy, but disciplines besides philosophy as well.
  • To accurately interpret a wide range of historically influential philosophers’ works on fundamental issues in epistemology, and in doing so sharpen our exegetical skills.
  • To critically assess, in a careful, charitable, and sophisticated manner, a number of challenging positions and arguments in philosophy of religion, and in doing so develop and refine our critical reasoning skills.
Web Site Vergil
Subterm 08/01-08/05 (P)
Department Pre-College Programs (SHSP)
Enrollment 10 students (22 max) as of 8:04AM Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Subject Philosophy
Number PS0101
Section D01
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To Pre-College Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20222PHIL0101KD01

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