End of Class Question
Jan. 8, 2013: Explain why the example of the impressionable juror is a counterexample to the definition of Knowledge as True Belief. In your explanation, explain which half of the double arrow it is a counterexample to.
Jan. 10, 2013: What is the point of the grue-bleen example? Explain.
Jan. 15, 2013: Explain why “I exist” is not self-presenting.
Jan. 17, 2013: What is the boundary problem? In your answer you must use a diagram in which you represent both causal and logical or quasi-logical relations.
Jan. 22, 2013: As Prof. Talbott looks at the wall at the back of the room, what, according to Haack, is the content of his experiential C-evidence?
Jan. 24, 2013: On Haack’s account, what would be necessary for Ben to be justified in believing his radioactivity sense was accurate?
Jan. 29, 2013: Explain why Kant regards “All bodies have weight” as synthetic rather than analytic.
Jan. 31, 2013: Explain why BonJour thinks that denying a priori rational insight would lead to intellectual suicide.
Feb. 5, 2013: In-Class Quiz.
Feb. 7, 2013: Which review question would you vote not to have on the midterm exam?
Feb. 14, 2013: Explain World-to-Belief reliability and Belief-to-World reliability.
Feb. 19, 2013: In your opinion, is the example of Mr. Truetemp an example of a justified belief? Explain.
Feb. 21, 2013: Consider the example of the coherent, white supremacist. Are his beliefs in the superiority of the white race justified? Explain.
Feb. 26, 2013: Explain Lehrer’s example of Mr. Raco. In your opinion is Mr. Raco’s belief justified? Explain.
Feb. 28, 2013: Consider K ó AIVB. Explain what you take to be the most persuasive counterexample to it and be sure to explain why it is a counterexample.
March 5, 2013: What is Nozick’s explanation of the phenomenon of apparent a priori insight. Use an example in which a person infers h from r in your explanation.
March 7, 2013: How would Brandom explain the difference in meaning between 1 and 2 below?
1. “The swatch is red.”
2. “The claim that the swatch is red is properly assertible by me now.”
March 12, 2013: What is the most important difference between “new feminists” and “old feminists” in Haack’s classification? Explain.