Philosophy 180 Schedule Fall 2014

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Reading Schedule
  • Schedule is approximate and content is subject to modification with adequate advanced notice.  Consult the What's Up page for daily study advice.
  • Analyses are due at 11:59 PM on date indicated unless otherwise stated.
  • Note: Articles not available as direct links are available in Blackboard.

WeekPrimary  ReadingsSupplementary material Due
1,2 Epistemology, by M. Steup
Responding to skepticism, by K. De Rose
Skepticism, by P. Klein 
External World Skepticism
Closure principles, by J. Kvanvig

3Rationalism vs. empiricism, by P. Markie  
A priori justification and knowledge, by B. Russell  
Two dogmas of neo-empiricism, by E. Machery
A priori knowledge, by C.S. Jenkins
4The analysis of knowledge, by M. SteupKnowledge, by S. HetheringtonA1: 10/5 
5The value of knowledge, by J. Turri  
The value of knowledge, by E. Ollson 
6Epistemic luck, by D. PritchardVirtue, luck and the Pyrrhonian problematic 
7Knowing that P without believing that P, by B. Schulz and E. Schwitzgebel

The Myth of Factive Verbs, by A. Hazlett
The mythology of the factive, by J. Turri 
8Introspection, by E. SchwitzgebelThe unreliability of naive introspection, by E. Schwitzgebel A2:10/26 
9The epistemic significance of disagreement, by T. KellyReflection and disagreement, by A. Elga 
10Naturalism: friends and foes, by P. Maddy

Knowledge in humans and other animals, by H. Kornblith  
How to naturalize epistemology, by R. Neta
11Epistemic Intuitions, by J. Nagel
Reflective equilibrium, analytic epistemology and the problem of cognitive
diversity, by S. Stich
The pathologies of standard analytic epistemology,
by M. Bishop and J.D. Trout
 A3: 11/26
12The theory theory as an alternative to the innateness hypothesis, by. A. GopnikChildren's theories and the drive to explain, by E. Schwitzgebel
13The value of understanding, by S. Grimm Is understanding a species of knowledge?  by S. Grimm 
14The psychology of scientific explanation, by J.D. Trout
The instrumental value of explanations, by T. Lombrozo
Explanation as orgasm, and the drive for causal knowledge, by A. Gopnik 
15Why do humans reason? by D. Sperber and H. MercierThe normativity of rationality, by J. WayA4: 12/16
FinalsFinal exam  12.16 @ noon