Philosophy 180 Schedule Spring 2015

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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 indicated.
  • Note: Articles not available as direct links will be available in Blackboard.

WeekPrimary  Readings NotesSupplementary material Due
1-3Epistemology, by M. Steup
Responding to skepticism, by K. De Rose
Skepticism, by P. Klein 
External world skepticism, J. Greco
Closure principles, by J. Kvanvig
The possibility of knowledge, Q. Cassam
Skepticism, contextualism and discrimination, by J. Schaffer

3-4The analysis of knowledge, by M. Steup3Knowledge, by S. Hetherington
Internalism and externaism, by T. Poston
5A priori justification and knowledge, by B. Russell 4
Rationalism v.s empiricism, by P. Markie
Contingent a priori knowledge, by J. Turri
6The value of knowledge, by J. Turri and D. Pritchard
5The value of knowledge, by E. Ollson
 A1 10/4
7Virtue, luck and the Pyrrhonian problematic, by J. Greco    6Epistemic luck, by D. Pritchard
The safety condition for knowledge
Sensitivity, safety and anti-luck epistemology
Robust virtue epistemology as anti-luck epistemology, by J. Carter
8Knowing that P without believing that P, by B. Schulz and E. Schwitzgebel
Knowing your own beliefs, by E. Schwitzgebel
Acting contrary to our professed beliefs, by E. Schwitzgebel
The unreliability of naive introspection, by E. Schwitzgebel
Introspection, by E. Schwitzgebel
Knowing what you believe, Q. Cassam
Is self-knowledge an empirical problem? V. McGeer
9The epistemic significance of disagreement, by T. Kelly

    9Reflection and disagreement, by A. Elga A2: 11/1
10The Myth of Factive Verbs, by A. Hazlett   10The mythology of the factive, by J. Turri  
11How to naturalize epistemology, by R. Neta   11Knowledge in humans and other animals, by H. Kornblith
Strategic reliabilism, by M. Bishop and J. Trout 

Naturalism: friends and foes, by P. Maddy
12Epistemic Intuitions, by J. Nagel

   12The pathologies of standard analytic epistemology,
by M. Bishop and J. Trout
Analytic Epistemology and Experimental Philosophy, by  J. Alexander and J. Weiberg
Intuitions in epistemology, by K. Ahlstrom
The normativity of rationality, by J. Way
13The theory theory as an alternative to the innateness hypothesis, by. A. Gopnik 13Explanation as orgasm, and the drive for causal knowledge, by A. Gopnik
Children's theories and the drive to explain, by E. Schwitzgebel
Scientific thinking in young children, by A. Gopnik
The psychology of scientific explanation, by J.D. Trout
The instrumental value of explanations, by T. Lombrozo
Understanding phenomena, by C. Kelp
 A3: 12/6
14Love and knowlege: Emotion in feminist epistemology, by A. Jaggar 14Emotion, by R. de Sousa 
15The role of trust in knowlege, by J. Hardwig Trust, hope and empowerment, by V. McGeer
Final Tuesday December 15, 12:45 - 2:45