Theories of Knowledge (PHI2104.01)

Kimberly Van Orman

What does it mean to know something? Can we know anything? Can you know whether you know?  How do you distinguish knowledge from mere belief? What factors affect what we believe?  In this course, we’re going to look at knowledge from both a philosophical and psychological perspective. Philosophically, when is it rational to believe?  Psychologically, what forces shape our beliefs? What does it take to change our beliefs?  Is knowing that something is the rational thing to believe enough to make us believe it?

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, Four Credit, Kimberly Van Orman, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Philosophy, and tagged , , .