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PHIL 441 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

Philosophy of Perception

The contribution of the senses to knowledge of the external world; the nature of perception and its contribution to empirical knowledge.

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

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00
Instructor: BITTNER, THOMAS JACOB


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:10
Currently Registered:68
General Seats Remaining:10
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  In this course, we will consider some of the main philosophical problems that arise in connection with perception, concentrating mainly on visual perception. What is perception? Do we encounter the world directly in perception, or is our perceptual access to the world mediated somehow? Is the concept of representation essential to any adequate account of perception? COVID-19 notice: The current plan is for class meetings to use a lecture/discussion format and to take place entirely online. Monday and Friday lectures will be recorded so that students living in distant time zones can view them during daylight hours. Wednesday class meetings will take place in real time on UBC Canvas Collaborate Ultra and will be used for class discussion, assessment (quizzes and exams), and student presentations.

Book Summary :
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