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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
The student should learn the main ideas in the Theory of Knowledge: what do we know? and How do we know it?
Two 1,500 word essays.
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Workload20 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsD. Pritchard, What is this thing called Knowledge? Routledge 2006.
Preliminary ReadingD. Pritchard, What is this thing called Knowledge? Routledge 2006.
D. Pritchard, What is this thing called Knowledge? Routledge 2006 and interal resources referenced in the that book.
Assumed Knowledge1st Year Philosophy.
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