AP/PHIL4230 3.0 M: Seminar in Epistemology
Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite
An in depth exploration of selected topics in the theory of knowledge. Prerequisites: At least nine credits in PHIL including three credits from: AP/PHIL 3030 3.00 or AP/PHIL 3035 3.00. Course credit exclusions: GL/PHIL 4217 3.00, GL/PHIL 4217 6.00 (may be waived with permission of the Department).
Professor Dan McArthur
Office Location: S425 Ross Building
Phone Number: (4160736-2100 Ext. 66346
Office Hours: TBA
This class will familiarize the students with an important chapter in the development of modern epistemology. Specifically the theory of knowledge and its attending questions will be examined as it developed in the tradition of Empiricism. The works of Locke, Berkeley and Hume will be examined.
The Empricists, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Anchor Books Toronto 1990, ISBN 0-385-09622-4
Seminar Assignment 20%
Term Paper 40%
The course will have a weekly 3 hour seminar
Greater familiarity with philosophical empiricism.
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