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PPR.205: Knowledge and Reality
Tutors: Neil Manson (Michaelmas) and Nick Unwin (Lent)
In this course we will discuss some of the most fundamental problems in philosophy, problems about the nature of reality, our place in it, and our knowledge of it. We will examine different theories of reality as well as the nature and sources of knowledge, truth, justification, evidence, and reason.
The first half will be devoted primarily to metaphysical questions:
In the second half we turn to epistemological matters:
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (1.5 hours) and seminar (1 hour) weekly.
Michael J. Loux Metaphysics (Routledge 2002).
Richard Taylor Metaphysics (Prentice-Hall 1983).
Duncan Pritchard What is this thing called knowledge? (Routledge 2008).
Dan O'Brien An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (Polity 2006).
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