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PHIL 240 Introduction to Epistemology

Topics in epistemology such as skepticism, truth, justification, a priori and a posteriori knowledge. Readings from classic and contemporary texts.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 240 001Lecture1 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00

Philosophy 240 is an introduction to epistemology (the study of knowledge) with the elements of metaphysics (the study of the nature of reality) as required for the clarification of the concept of knowledge. It introduces methods and tools of philosophical investigation through a cluster of questions about reality and our knowledge of it. The major questions considered include What is knowledge?, Can we know anything at all?, Are we rationally justified in having the beliefs that we have?, and What distinguishes knowledge from superstition, ideology and pseudoscience? The course will be of interest not only to philosophy students, but to all students interested in fundamental questions pertaining to the nature of knowledge and physical reality.

PHIL 240 002Lecture1 Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00
PHIL 240 003Lecture2 Mon Wed10:0011:00

This course has mandatory discussion sections. Students must also register in one of the following sections: L01, L02, L03, L04, or L05.

PHIL 240 L01Discussion2 Fri13:0014:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 240 003.

PHIL 240 L02Discussion2 Thu13:0014:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 240 003.

FullPHIL 240 L03Discussion2 Fri11:0012:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 240 003.

FullPHIL 240 L04Discussion2 Fri10:0011:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 240 003.

PHIL 240 L05Discussion2 Thu12:0013:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 240 003.