An Introduction to Epistemology

Epistemology, 'the science of knowledge', investigates what knowledge is and whether we have any. These lectures discuss how knowledge differs from mere opinion and explore connections with belief, truth and justification. How should we answer sceptics who doubt that we know there is an external world outside our own minds?

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

Assessment is 100% by coursework, in the form of an essay, amounting to 2500-3000 words.

15 credits at level 4

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First class: Wed 04-Oct-17 7pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code SSPL012H4ACB

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