PHIL 350A: Homework Assignment #1 (10 Points).
To receive full credit for this assignment, you must be in class on the day it is due or have an excused absence. This assignment has two parts:
(1) Philosophical Explanation (to be posted on Peer Review by 9 am on Tuesday, Oct. 10). In one page or less, explain a puzzle that arises in considering how we can be justified in having beliefs about an external world. Explain the puzzle in a way that enables the reader to appreciate its epistemological significance. Use an example in your explanation. Don't try to solve the puzzle. Your explanation should be understandable by a reasonably intelligent person who has never had an epistemology course. Your explanation should enable the reader to feel puzzlement.
(2) Vote (due via email by 1 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 10). Every class member should read all the postings and vote via email for the posting that does the best job of explaining its puzzle.