What is the boundary between reality and illusion? Can we be certain that we do not just project our own feelings and thoughts onto reality? Can we know that we are not dreaming? This unit will address these questions by analysing sceptical arguments and theories of knowledge from antiquity to modernity. The unit is designed to introduce students to epistemological topics in the historical context, thereby offering the basis for further studies in contemporary epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of mind.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x500wd lead a discussion (20%), 1x500wd reading exercise (20%), 1x2500wd research essay (35%), 1x1000wd scaffolded essay (25%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in PhilosophyProhibitions