Martin A. Rice, Epistemology, Spring 2015

Course Description

This course will focus on philosophical theories that attempt to answer the questions “What is knowledge?” and “How does one get knowledge?” It will examine how claims to know are justified and if such claims are even possible within both scientific and nonscientific contexts. Students will look at the attempts of classical and modern authors to offer analyses and justification of human knowledge over and against the claims of skepticism.

Required Texts:

Plato, Theatetus; edited by Myles Burnyeat, published by Hackett
Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Berkeley, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
Roy Clouser, Knowing with the Heart
Steup, Contemporary Epistemology

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