PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Section: 002 Skepticism, Knowledge and Evidence
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Enforced Prerequisites:
Philosophy concentrators only.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The course will focus on several recent debates within epistemology. We begin by looking at skeptical arguments that rest on the assumption that one cannot know so-called lottery propositions, such as the claim that one’s lottery ticket will lose. We discuss various responses, including contextualism, the view that the meaning of a knowledge attribution varies depending on the context in which it is made. Another issue to be discussed is whether we can acquire knowledge through a source that we do not know to be reliable. This will lead to a discussion of the problem of easy knowledge, of closure, and the relationship between knowledge and evidence.

PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
2PHIL Ugrd
W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
2PHIL Ugrd
Tu 9:30AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0199287139
Knowledge and Lotteries, Author: John Hawthorne, Publisher: Oxford Univeristy Press
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