PHIL 601 - Seminar in Theory of Knowledge
Winter 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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We will look at the debate about whether knowledge is interest-relative. Topics to be covered include

  • The relationship between knowledge and rational action.
  • The relationship between credence and belief.
  • The relationship between knowledge and evidence.
  • The status of closure principles for knowledge.
  • What kinds of things rational choosers try to maximise.
  • And, time permitting, the role of practical considerations in historically significant anti-sceptical epistemologies.

Much of the course will be structured around my book in progress on these topics, a draft of which will be available to all participants in the course.


PHIL 601 - Seminar in Theory of Knowledge
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
9Graduate Standing
Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
1/8/20 - 4/21/20

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