AP/PHIL4230 3.0 M: Seminar in Epistemology

Offered by: PHIL


Winter 2020






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).

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    Additional Course Instructor/Contact Details

Professor Dan McArthur
Office Location:  S425 Ross Building
Phone Number:  (4160736-2100 Ext. 66346
Office Hours:  TBA

    Expanded Course Description

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.

    Required Course Text / Readings

The Empricists, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Anchor Books Toronto 1990, ISBN 0-385-09622-4

    Weighting of Course

Seminar 30%

Seminar Assignment 20%

Participation 10%

Term Paper 40%

    Organization of the Course

The course will have a weekly 3 hour seminar

    Course Learning Objectives

Greater familiarity with philosophical empiricism.

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