Notes: The Problem of Induction (David Hume)
Nondemonstrative inference: An inference in which the premises are held to support the conclusion but
are not held to entail the conclusion.
Inductive inference: A kind of non-demo
Notes: Why People Are Irrational About Politics
I. The problem of political disagreement
Features of political disagreements:
Theories of political disagreements:
a. miscalculation + the inherent difficul
Notes: The Infinite Regress Argument for Skepticism
I. The Infinite Regress Problem: Introduction
@ Sometimes we believe things for reasons.
@ This is one (alleged) way a belief can be justified.
@ Justificatory dependence: Jp dep J
Notes: A Priori Knowledge, Introduction
I. Analytic vs. Synthetic: some definitions
a) A judgement is analytic iff the concept of the predicate is contained in the concept of the subject.
b) A sentence is
Notes: Cartesian Skepticism
I. What Is Cartesian Skepticism?
Skepticism: Roughly, any philosophical view according to which some large class of things we normally
believe (a) we do not know, or (b) we are not justified in believing.
Notes: Course Requirements, Knowledge
To discuss today:
This course: requirements, subject, guidelines
What is knowledge?
Why is knowledge important?
I. About this Class
Review syllabus. Some highlights:
@ Who should take this class?
- Class wi