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730%20220%20H6%20Borges - 1 Introduction to the Theory of...

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1 Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge Syllabus [Summer 2011, 01:730:220] 1. Description This course will address some of the central questions in Theory of Knowledge: 'What is knowledge?'; 'Is knowledge possible?', 'What is the extension of human knowledge?'. 2. Requirements No previous contact with the literature will be presupposed for this course. Enrolled students will be expected to write two papers : the first one, due half-way through the course, should be 1 to 2 pages long and the second one, due the last day of class should be 2 to 5 pages long. Also, in-class activities and participation will count towards the final grade. The breakdown of the final grade for the course is thus: first paper (30%); second paper (50%); attendance and participation (20%). A. Papers a. There are two main ways to get the papers done. a.1. Survey Paper: the main objective of this kind of essay is to present the main claim (set of claims) of the topic you choose to write on. At the end, you should present your own assessment of the topic. The main structure of this kind of essay would be composed of (i) an introduction presenting the issue's main claim (set of claims), (ii) a middle section presenting the argument(s) in support of the main claim (set of claims) in the readings about the issue –
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