Themes in Epistemology (PHIL10072)
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This course introduces students to a number of major ideas and themes in contemporary epistemology. We will examine debates about the nature of knowledge and of justified belief, and cover topics including scepticism, contextualism, pragmatic encroachment, knowledge-first epistemology, reliabilism and a little formal epistemology.
Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%
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