Fall 2011 Schedule of Courses

PHILOSOPHY 311: PROBLEMS OF KNOWLEDGE

TUESDAY, THURSDAY
SECTION 1, 11:00 - 12:15 P.M.

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY PYNN

REQUIRED TEXT
Feldman, Epistemology, Prentice Hall (2002)
Selected readings available on course web site

COURSE CONTENT
An introduction to epistemology. Central topics include the nature and sources of knowledge, the structure of justification, and skepticism. We will also discuss conspiracy theories and how one should respond to disagreement.

COURSE FORMAT
Lecture and discussion. Three in-class exams; one 8-10 page paper due at the end of the semester.