Because I said so.
Testimony: the transmission of information and
(possibly) justication from one subject to another.
Testimony mostly focuses on verbal transmission, but
may also include writing, photographs, lms, music, etc.
Phil 15: week 2
The Big Question:
Is there any knowledge in the world which
is so certain that no reasonable person
could doubt it?
This is a BIG question!
Russell starts with this quest
Phil 15 Week 3
They are due on Monday, April 27th.
The prompt went online today.
Read it over.
I will talk a bit about this on Weds, after
youve had a chance to look at the topics.
The problem of the criterion
Introduction to Decision Making
Why is this epistemology?
Is there a practical side to our inquiry?
Does it tell us what we ought to do?
Paul gives us an example that really hits
close to home.
Is with a very special kind of life-drain
Challenges to Epistemology
Phil 15: Week 9
Each of these commitments are open to
We have seen
Phil 15: Knowledge and its Limits
Professor: Matthew Fulkerson
email: [email protected]
TAs: Braich & Sutter
CSB 002, 12-12:50
Oce: HSS 8073
Hours: Weds 2-3pm
This course will focus on a series of related philosophical issues in the
Part 1: Quine
Another Big Question
What is the relationship between empirical science and
If we start with the assumption that epistemology is
normative, then the answer is: there really isnt much of
Many of the arguments weve seen have
relied on intuitionsthey are reliable and
Deep historical connections (especially
between ancient Greek and Indian
Many close theoretical connec
The importance of context
Weve been interested
in a couple of key
concepts so far:
In recent years,
started to pay a lot of
aAention to the role
Phil 15: Introduction
Oce HSS 8073
No sections this week
All primary readings available through
NO CLASS ON FRIDAY
The subject matter
In this class we will be studying
knowledge, and all that goes along with it.
This includes justi
Todays lecture concerns a topic weve
already seen when discussing
foundationalism: whether or not any
beliefs are immediately justied.
Today Ill summarize the issue and
suggest what immediate pe