Current Debates in Epistemology (PHIL*4360) | College of Arts

Current Debates in Epistemology (PHIL*4360)

Code and section: PHIL*4360*01

Term: Winter 2021

Instructor: Mark McCullagh


* 300 word discussion piece each week, posted on Teams
* participation in weekly discussions
* one final essay (about 3,000 words)

Weekly routine
Weekend: do reading for following week; begin writing discussion piece
Tuesday: [mandatory] live seminar on Teams
Wednesday: post your discussion piece on Teams
Thursday: [mandatory] live seminar on Teams

* Epistemology and Methodology in Ethics, by Tristram McPherson
* Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics, edited by Alexis Burgess, Herman Cappelen, and David Plunkett
* perhaps, other articles (I will supply PDFs)

Course Outline


The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.