PHIL 383 - Knowledge and Reality
Winter 2018, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
One Philosophy course (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better).
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course, we will be concerned with issues in epistemology (that's the ‘Knowledge' part) issues in metaphysics (that's the ‘Reality' part), and the connections between them (that's the ‘and' part). Epistemology: We will discuss a range of views about what knowledge is. And we’ll consider skeptical problems. How worrying it is that everything would look exactly the same to us if we were brains in vats being fed detailed illusions? Everything would seem just the same to me if I were a handless brain in a vat — so do I really know that I have hands? Metaphysics: We’ll worry about things like causation, personal identity, free will, time—and about whether debates about topics like these really make sense.

Course Requirements:

two tests, two papers, two short papers

Intended Audience:

students who have taken at least on prior philosophy course

Class Format:

3hr of lecture with discussion per week.


PHIL 383 - Knowledge and Reality
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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