PHIL 350A:  Introduction to Epistemology

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Department of Philosophy Information for Students

Course Description

Course Syllabus

Course Readings

Handout on Reasoning

End of Class Questions

Midterm Review Questions

Final Exam Review Questions

 

Assignments

Assignment #1.  Philosophical Examples. 
ASSIGNMENT #1 TO BE POSTED TO CANVAS BY NOON ON MONDAY JAN. 13. 
VOTE BY EMAIL FOR BEST ASSIGNMENT #1 BY NOON ON TUESDAY JAN. 14.
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Assignment #2.  Motivating a Philosophical Position
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Assignment #3.  Philosophical Criticism
ASSIGNMENT #3 TO BE POSTED TO CANVAS BY NOON ON MONDAY JAN. 27. 
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Assignment #4.  Defending Your Own View
ASSIGNMENT #4 TO BE POSTED TO CANVAS BY NOON ON MONDAY FEB.  17. 
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Assignment #5.  Draft Introduction to Your Paper on Memory
ASSIGNMENT #5 (Due in Canvas by noon on Wednesday Feb. 26)
VOTE BY EMAIL FOR BEST ASSIGNMENT #5 BY NOON ON THURSDAY FEB. 27.
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PAPER ASSIGNMENT.  TO BE POSTED ON CANVAS SITE BY MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY MARCH 6.  (This is a revised due date.)
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Paper Guidelines

 

STUDY QUESTIONS AND TRANSPARENCIES

Week 1 (Jan. 7-9): Introduction to Epistemology with an Example:
  Perception

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    Lecture Slides

 

Week 2 (Jan. 14-16):  Empirical Justification: 
    Foundationalism and Coherentism

    Study Questions

    Lecture Slides

 

Week 3 (Jan. 21-23):  A Priori Justification and Reasoning

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Week 4 (Jan. 28-30):  Knowledge and Truth

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Week 5 (Feb. 4-6):  Midterm Exam

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Week 6 (Feb. 11-13):  Internalism and Externalism

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Week 7 (Feb. 18-20):  Other Minds, Testimony, and Memory

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Week 8 (Feb. 25-27):  Naturalized Epistemology

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Week 9 (March 4-6):  Skepticism and Pragmatism

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Week 10 (March 11-13):  Virtue Epistemology and Final Exam Review

  Study Questions

   Lecture Slides 

 

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