• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person

In this course we shall look at: various attempts to analyse the concept of knowledge, the debate between the Foundationalist and the Coherentist about the structure of knowledge, perceptual knowledge, memory knowledge, knowledge by induction, the distinction between a priora and a posteriori knowledge and the arguments of the sceptic.

Learning Outcomes

The student should learn the main ideas in the Theory of Knowledge: what do we know?  and How do we know it?

Indicative Assessment

Two 1,500 word essays.

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 Units of Philosophy (PHIL) Courses, or by permission of course convenor.

Prescribed Texts

D. Pritchard, What is this thing called Knowledge?  Routledge 2006.

Preliminary Reading

D. Pritchard, What is this thing called Knowledge?  Routledge 2006.

Indicative Reading List

D. Pritchard, What is this thing called Knowledge? Routledge 2006 and interal resources referenced in the that book.

Assumed Knowledge

1st Year Philosophy.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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