20 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: No


Aims/Description: The theory of knowledge is concerned with our relationship to the world and others. When we know that something is the case, what is the nature of this relationship? How is knowledge related to mere belief? How far does knowledge extend? What are its sources? These are fundamental philosophical questions that are made all the more pressing by powerful sceptical arguments to the conclusion that we are fundamentally cut off from the world. If we attempt a 'theory of knowledge' must we conclude that there is nothing to theorise about?

Restrictions on availability: No

Staff Contact: Sally Weston
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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