PHIL 383 - Knowledge and Reality
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Philosophy.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course we will survey central topics in epistemology and metaphysics. In the first part, we will address questions like: What does it take to know something rather than just believe it? What makes a belief justified or reasonable? If two hypotheses explain all of one's evidence, how should one choose among them? Is some knowledge not derived from perception or evidence at all? In the second part, we will address questions like: What does it take to be free in a world apparently constrained by natural laws? How are mental states related to brain states? What makes an object — and a person in particular — the same thing even as it undergoes changes over time? What makes some things possible or even necessary, and others impossible? And what does it take for one event to count as the cause of another event?

PHIL 383 - Knowledge and Reality
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
34379
Open
11
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
34381
Open
2
1PHIL Ugrd
-
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
34383
Open
6
 
-
Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
34385
Open
3
2PHIL Ugrd
-
Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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ISBN: 0199215189
Riddles of existence : a guided tour of metaphysics, Author: Earl Conee and Theodore Sider., Publisher: Clarendon Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 0521603099
An introduction to the theory of knowledge, Author: Noah Lemos., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 0872209547
A rulebook for arguments, Author: Anthony Weston., Publisher: Hackett Pub. 4th editio 2009
Required
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