This unit covers three topics in epistemology: what knowledge is, how it can be obtained, and what to do with it. The first component involves a study of the nature of knowledge, and the various attempts to define it. The second is concerned with principles of reason and investigation, and how to assess whether they are good sources of knowledge. The final component is to do with the theory of decision: what methods should be used to apply knowledge in the choice of action.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)
12 Junior credit points in Philosophy