Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3052: Epistemology

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Tom Roberts (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module introduces you to some of the most important topics in epistemology, which is the philosophical study of knowledge. The starting point for the module is the philosophical problem of scepticism: the challenge of showing how we can come to have knowledge of the world outside our minds. We will investigate and evaluate popular responses to scepticism, including foundationalist and coherentist theories, and then focus on individual ways of achieving knowledge, such as perception, testimony, and a priori reasoning.

Module createdLast revised

18/08/2015