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PHIL 240 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

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

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 21, 2020

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

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Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:38
Currently Registered:62
General Seats Remaining:38
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  Select one Discussion from sections L01, L02, L03, L04, L05
-  Introduction to Epistemology is a cross-cultural exploration of philosophical issues about the nature of knowledge and evidence (epistemology). Drawing from both contemporary and Classical South Asian sources, we will examine questions such as: What makes knowledge trustworthy? How is knowledge different from mere opinion? What is the relationship between knowledge and action? How can you tell that you're not dreaming as you read this, or that you're not currently in a computer simulation? How do we communicate knowledge to others? Does diversity help a group make better decisions? Course evaluation will be determined by a combination of essays and in-class exercises. Students registered in this section must also register in a discussion section (L01, L02, L04, or L05). COVID-19 notice: We will have synchronous lectures that will be recorded and available on Canvas. You must register for a discussion section, and you will have synchronous peer exercises during these sessions. We will work with individual students who are not able to attend.

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