PHIL 350A: READING ASSIGNMENTS
Reading assignments are taken from the two course texts: Laurence BonJour, Epistemology: Classic Problems and Contemporary Responses (2nd ed.), and Louis P. Pojman, What Can We Know? An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (2nd ed.). The texts are available for purchase at the University Book Store. Except for week 1, readings should be done before class on the Tuesday of the week they are assigned. The Week 1 readings should be done by the beginning of Week 2.
Reading Assignments: (1) BonJour, Introduction;
(2) Pojman, Chap. 1, pp. 1-4 and 12-15, Chap. 15, pp. 273-277 (ignore the last two paragraphs of this chapter).
(3) BonJour, Chap. 6;
(4) Pojman, Chap. 4;
(5) BonJour, Chap 7.
ASSIGNMENT #1 POSTED TO CANVAS BY NOON ON MONDAY JAN. 13.
VOTE BY EMAIL FOR BEST ASSIGNMENT #1 BY NOON ON TUESDAY JAN. 14.
Reading Assignment: Pojman, Chaps. 6-7;
BonJour, Chap. 9.
Week 3 (Jan. 21-23): A Priori Justification and Reasoning
ASSIGNMENT #2 POSTED TO CANVAS BY MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY JAN. 20.
VOTE BY EMAIL FOR BEST ASSIGNMENT #2 BY NOON ON TUESDAY JAN. 21.
Reading Assignment: Pojman, Chap. 1, pp. 16-20, and Chap. 12;
BonJour, Chaps. 4-5.
Week 4 (Jan. 28-30): Knowledge and Truth
ASSIGNMENT #3 POSTED TO CANVAS BY NOON ON MONDAY JAN. 27.
VOTE BY EMAIL FOR BEST ASSIGNMENT #3 BY NOON ON TUESDAY JAN. 28.
MIDTERM REVIEW SESSION IN CLASS ON TUESDAY FEB. 4.
MIDTERM EXAM IN CLASS ON THURSDAY FEB. 6.
No assigned readings.
ASSIGNMENT #4 POSTED TO CANVAS BY NOON ON MONDAY FEB. 17.
VOTE BY EMAIL FOR BEST ASSIGNMENT #4 BY NOON ON TUESDAY FEB. 18.
Reading Assignment: Pojman, Chaps. 13-14;
BonJour, Chap. 8.
Reading Assignment: Pojman, Chap. 10;
BonJour, Chap. 11.
PAPER #1 DUE IN CANVAS BY MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY MARCH 4.
FINAL EXAM REVIEW SESSION IN CLASS ON THURSDAY MARCH 13.
Reading Assignment for Tuesday: Pojman, Chap. 11;
Reading Assignment for Thursday: BonJour, Conclusion.