PHILOSOPHY 220: Epistemology


      Course Information: (Requirements, texts, office hours, phone numbers, tests, papers, and grading):

       Course Syllabus:

        Basic Concepts of Epistemology - Read for Jan 13 class
        Basic Concepts of Logic  Read for Jan 13 class

Parts I & II Supplementary Readings:

Supplement to textbook selection from Meno: Plato: Meno (SelectionsRead for Jan 18 class
                                                               Analysis of the Learner's Dilemma Read for Jan 18 class
                                                                Plato's Theory of FormsRead for Jan 18 class

Selections from Theatetus

Aristotle's Theory of Knowledge

Comparison of Plato and Aristotle

Descartes's Basic Epistemological Argument:

Locke on Substance

Check out http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/f_berkeley.html

Annotated Selections from Hume's Enquiry

Check out http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/f_hume.html

Annotated selections from  Kant, Prolegomena (Parts I-III)
 

Parts III  Supplementary Readings:

William James: What Pragmatism Means

C.I. Lewis, The Pragmatic Element in Knowledge

What is Logical Positivism?

Rudolph Carnap, Empiricism Semantics and Ontology

       Carnap, Empiricism Semantics and Ontology

        Enclopedia Entry on Carnap

          Encyclopedia entry on Logical Positivism

Part IV: Supplementary Readings:

Quine, Two Dogmas of Empiricism

         What is Cognitive Relativism?

            "Epistemology Naturalized"

         Quine's Argument for Naturalized Epistemology

         Some FAQ's about Naturalistic Epistemology

         What is Naturalized Epistemology
 
 

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