PHIL 384 - Applied Epistemology: Race, Ethnicity and Knowledge
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course surveys philosophical theories of knowledge and rationality in order to examine the implications of these theories for our thinking about race, ethnicity, and racism in the United States today. The practical applications of material covered in this course include the epistemology of racial profiling, racial and ethnic disparities in our criminal justice system, the epistemic value of first-person reports about experiences of discrimination on the basis of race or gender or disability status, definitions of race and ethnicity, and finally, what we should believe when confronting disagreement between different religious or cultural or political views. In short, this course is about epistemology—and yet at the same time, it is about how you should live your life as an agent governed not only by epistemic norms, but also by legal, political, cultural, social, and ethical norms.

PHIL 384 - Applied Epistemology: Race, Ethnicity and Knowledge
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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