Philosophy 180 Schedule Spring 2016

Course Tools
  1. Writing guidelines for Philosophy 180
  2. How to write an analytical essay (video)
  3. Study questions
  4. Final exam study questions (TBA)
Due Dates:
  • Quizzes are due every Monday night at 11:59 PM unless otherwise noted in What's Up.
  • Analytical essays are due Sunday at 11:59 PM as follows, unless otherwise noted in What's Up.
 EssayDate Final 
 1 3/2 3/6
 2 3/30 4/3
 3 5/4 5/8


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


 Week Primary  Readings NotesRecommended background  and supplementary readings
1Introduction to epistemology, R. Mayes (slides)
In Gettier's wake, by J. Turri

 
Epistemology, by M. Steup
Gettier problems, by S. Hetherington
Knowledge, by S. Hetherington
The analysis of knowledge, by M. Steup
2External world skepticism, by J. Greco

Contemporary Skepticism, by D. Pritchard
Skepticism, by P. Klein
Responding to skepticism, by K. Derose
The safety condition for knowledge, by D. Rabinowitz
Sensitivity, safety and anti-luck epistemology, by D. Pritchard
Ignorance: a case for skepticism, by P. Unger
Skepticism, abductivism and the explanatory gap, by R. Neta
3Knowledge and reliability, J. Nagel    3
Internalism and externaism, by T. Poston
Reliabilist epistemology, A. Goldman
4Fallibilism, epistemic possibility and epistemic agency, by B. Reed4Fallibilism, by S. Hetherington

5Fallibilism and the value of knowledge, by M. Hannon5The value of knowledge, by J. Turri and D. Pritchard
The value of knowledge, by E. Ollson
The myth of knowledge, by L. Bonjour
6Contextualism: an explanation and defense, by K. DeRose 6The epistemic closure principle, S. Luper
Epistemic contextualism, by P. Rysiew
Elusive knowledge, by David Lewis
Skepticism, contextualism and discrimination, by J. Schaffer
Skepticism and contextualism, by M. Hannon
7Anti-luck virtue epistemology, by D. Pritchard7Virtue epistemology, by J. Turri
Virtue epistemology, by J. Baehr
Epistemic luck, M. Engel
Robust virtue epistemology as anti-luck epistemology, by J. Carter
8Epistemic agency, by C. Elgin skipStrategic reliabilsim: a naturalistic approach to epistemolgy, by M. Bishop and J.Trout.
The pathologies of standard analytic epistemology, by M. Bishop and J. Trout
9Knowing your own beliefs, by E. Schwitzgebel9Introspection, by E. Schwitzgebel
Acting contrary to our professed beliefs, by E. Schwitzgebel
Knowing what you believe, Q. Cassam
10Alief and belief, by T. Gendler


10Intuition, reflection and command of knowledge, by J. Nagel
Gendler on alief, J. Nagel
The third horse, by T. Gendler
11Against intellectualist theories of belief, by J. Marley-Payne

11Belief, E. Schwitzgebel 

12The illusion of expertise, by E. Machery 12Intuitions in epistemology, by K. Ahlstrom
Epistemic intuitions, by J. Nagel
Knowledge in humans and other animals, by H. Kornblith
Does the method of cases rest on a mistake? by Moti Mizrahi
A priori intuitions: analytic or synthetic? by D. Papineau
13Knowledge as a mental state, by J. NagelWhat is knowledge, by Q. Cassam?
Is justification necessary for knowledge? D. Sackris and J. Beebe
Why knowledge is merely true belief, by C. Sartwell
14From knowledge to understanding, by C. Elgin


14 The value of understanding, by Stephen Grimm
Knowledge, understanding and reasons for belief, by J. Kvanvig
15Emotion and understanding, by C. Elgin

not done 

Love and knowlege: Emotion in feminist epistemology, by A. Jaggar

 Final Tuesday May 17, 12:45 - 2:45  


















A disoranized repetitive list of readings epistemology


1% skepticism, by E. Schwitzgebel
External World Skepticism, by J. Greco

External world skepticism, J. Greco
Closure principles, by J. Kvanvig
The possibility of knowledge, Q. Cassam
Skepticism, contextualism and discrimination, by J. Schaffer

Love and knowlege: Emotion in feminist epistemology, by A. Jaggar
The normativity of rationality, by J. Way
The role of trust in knowlege, by J. Hardwig
The value of knowledge, by J. Turri and D. Pritchard
The value of knowledge, by E. Ollson
Against intellectualist theories of belief, by J. Marley-Payne
Pragmatism about knowledge, by J. Marley-Payne
Why do humans reason?, by H. Mercier and D. Sperber
The amazing success of statistical prediction rules, M. Bishop and J.D. Trout
The third horse, by T. Gendler
Does reflection lead to wise choices? by L. Bortolotti
The 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
Epistemic intuitions, by J. Nagel
Strategic reliabilism, by M. Bishop and J. Trout 
How to naturalize epistemology, by R. Neta
Naturalism: friends and foes, by P. Maddy
Knowledge, Naturalism and Cognitve Ethology, by J. Bermudez.
Knowledge in humans and other animals, by H. Kornblith 
The value of understanding, by S. Grimm
The 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
The extended cognition thesis, by E. Arnau, et al
Cognitive ability and the extended cognition thesis, by D. Pritchard
The role of trust in knowlege, by J. Hardwig
Comments