Epistemology (PHIL*3190) | College of Arts

Epistemology (PHIL*3190)

Code and section: PHIL*3190*01

Term: Fall 2019

Instructor: Mark McCullagh


Epistemology is a very lively area of contemporary philosophy, centering both on new solutions to longstanding problems (e.g. scepticism about knowledge) and on new problems (e.g. probabilistic reasoning, psychological biases in reasoning). We will read an excellent textbook, Epistemology by Alvin Goldman and Matthew McGrath, as well as some current influential articles. Students will write several short essays responding to the readings.


"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.