PHIL204 - Knowledge, Rationality and Scepticism
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Philosophy
Teaching Organisation This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
This unit in the philosophy of knowledge (epistemology) introduces students to philosophical problems and debates concerning the nature, possibility and limits of knowledge. In examining classical, modern and contemporary theories, students examine questions concerning the sources and objects of knowledge, the relationship of knowledge to belief and truth, problems of justification, and metaphysical debates concerning the mind-world relationship underlying epistemological theory.