2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 239 - Theories of Knowledge


An historical and ‘systems’ approach to epistemology examining four paradigms: Platonic-Idealistic, Empiricist, Kant’s Critical Idealism, and Linguistic Analysis, and also the PostModern thesis that all such are outdated exercises founded on fundamental confusions concerning what philosophy can do. In all cases, attention given to the nature, concept and sources of knowledge, with special attention to the interrelationships among belief, knowledge, evidence, proof, truth, and the problems of relativism, skepticism and foundationalism.

Prerequisites: Two courses in philosophy.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every other year