70:261 Theory of Knowledge [Bondy]

Prerequisite: Nil.

An introduction to epistemology. We will begin by discussing the basic sources of knowledge: perception, a priori reasoning, testimony, and belief. Following this, definitions of knowledge and accounts of induction will be considered. Finally, students will be introduced to various possible structures of knowledge (e.g. foundationalist, coherentist) and to a few approaches to justification (e.g. internalist, externalist).
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 70:361.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Patrick Bondy