Epistemology is concerned with the nature of knowing and understanding the various ways in which knowledge is acquired and retained. In the background lies sceptical arguments concluding that we do not in fact know anything. The place of these sceptical arguments in epistemology will be central issues as this course aims to outline these long standing debates and then examine current state-of-the-art epistemology. Naturalised epistemology, Bayesian epistemology, Disjuntivism, the new Rationalism, and more social approaches to epistemology are amongst the topics that the course would hope to cover.
Contemporary Debates in Epistemology edited by Sosa and Steup, Blackwell Publishing, ISBN 1405107391
Lectures - Autumn 2017
Monday 2-4pm - Broad Lane Block Lecture Theatre 9
The module is also available to undergraduates, as PHI313.
If there are three or more postgraduates taking the module, a separate seminar will be scheduled for postgraduates only.