Philosophy 4

Spring 2024

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
4 Knowledge and Its Limits Zhang MWF 12-1 Cory 277

We know many things: there were dinosaurs, the Sun will rise tomorrow, the Earth is not flat, etc. Or do we? If so, how? More generally, how should we reply to the skeptical challenges, while properly taking into account our own fallibility? What does rationality require of us in an increasingly polarized society, where it has become ever more difficult to tell facts from fiction and knowledge from opinions? In this course we will look into these and other questions.

Previously taught: SU21D, SP18, SP16, SP15, SP14, SP13, SP12, SU09D, FL08, SU08D, SP08, SU07D, FL06, SU06D, SU05D, SU05A, SU04D, SU04A.