PHIL 611 - Seminar in Current Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will explore a central question from several angles: how should your beliefs change when you learn something? If you have no background in formal epistemology, this course will serve as a hands-on introduction to helpful formal tools, as well as a survey of some of the most intriguing open questions in the field. For instance: there are compelling reasons to think that you do not learn a proposition when you learn that if John went to the party, then Mary did also. But this raises interesting questions, such as how to update on non-propositional information, and whether such information can constitute knowledge. Other topics will include updating de se beliefs and updating imprecise credences. Requirements include weekly readings, some problem sets, and a term paper.

PHIL 611 - Seminar in Current Philosophy
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001 (SEM)
8Graduate Standing
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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