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Basic Epistemology Course

Phil. 270/570: Epistemology

K. DeRose, office: 410 Connecticut Hall (up the North stairway of the building)

Spring 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:15, Phelps Hall, Room 310
KDR office hour:
Tu (on which classes meet) 2:30-3:45
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  • Phil. 270/570 Syllabus (4/4: slight correction on last page for 570 highlighted in yellow): word . pdf .
  • handout, 1/15: word .
  • 1/15 handout with 1/17 , 1/22 and 1/22 p.m. additions: word .
  • exercise 1, due 1/25: word .
  • handout, 1/22: word .
  • 1/22 powerpoint on conditionals (with slight modifications, p.m.): ppt .
  • exercise 2, due 2/1: word .
  • handout 1/29: word .
  • handout, 1/31: word .
  • exercise 3, due 2/8: word .
  • from 2/5 meeting: 3 versions of the BIV hypothesis: word .
  • handout, 2/7 (with an page not included in what was distributed in class): word .
  • exercise 4: due 2/18: word .
  • midterm test questions and directions: word .
  • exercise 5, due 3/1; and info on papers and paper proposals: word .
  • handout, 2/26: word .
    • a page of Berkeley: pdf .
    • a couple of pages of Wolterstorff: pdf .
    • a couple of pages of Srinivasan: pdf .
    • a few pages of KDR: pdf .
  • handout, 2/28: word .
    • my anti-Descartes note: word .
    • couple of pages of Williamson on the propositionality of evidence: pdf .
  • handout, 3/5: word .
    • Regress argument (from 3/5 board): word .
  • handout, 3/26 (with small addition and correction made in lecture in blue): word .
  • handout, 3/28: word .
  • exercise 6, due 4/5: word .
  • handout, 4/4: word .
  • handout, 4/9: word .
  • handout, 4/11: word .
  • handout, 4/16: word .
    • explanation of the “positive explanatory” response to skepticism (App Ig, pp. 202-203): pdf .
  • handout, 4/18: word .
  • handout, 4/23: word .
  • handout, 4/25: word .
  • Final exam questions and directions: word .
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