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PHIL 240 001 (Lecture)

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 03, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019)

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 17, 2019


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 17, 2019
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 11, 2019

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00Frederic Lasserre104
Instructor: KOROLEV, ALEXANDRE


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:36
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-  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.

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
An Introduction to Epistemology 2/E Required CRUMLEY 9781551119076
Meditations On First Philosophy 3/E Required DESCARTES ( HACKETT ) 9780872201927