Undergraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
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This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Tom Roberts (Lecturer)
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This module introduces you to some of the most important topics in epistemology, which is the philosophical study of knowledge. The starting point for the module is the philosophical problem of scepticism: the challenge of showing how we can come to have knowledge of the world outside our minds. We will investigate and evaluate popular responses to scepticism, including foundationalist and coherentist theories, and then focus on individual ways of achieving knowledge, such as perception, testimony, and a priori reasoning.
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