Schedule Philosophy 180

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Reading Schedule
  • Schedule is approximate.  Consult the What's Up page for daily study advice.
  • Analyses are due Sunday before midnight unless otherwise noted.

WeekPrimary  Readings NotesSupplementary
1,2 Epistemology, by M. Steup
Responding to skepticism, by K. De Rose
Notes 1
Notes 2  
Skepticism, by P. Klein  

3Rationalism vs. empiricism, by P. Markie  Notes3  
4A priori justification and knowledge, by B. Russell  Notes4 Analysis 1 Due 2/19
5The analysis of knowledge, M. Steup  Notes 5  
The value of knowledge, by J. Turri  Notes 6Virtue Epistemology, J.Greco
The value of knowledge and truth, by J. Kvanvig
Virtue epistemology and epistemic luck revisited, by D. Pritchard
7The value of understanding, by J. Kvanvig Notes 7Knowledge, understanding and epistemic value by D. Pritchard 
8The pathologies of standard analytic epistemology, by M. Bishop & J.D. Trout  Notes 8
Analysis 2 Due 3/18
9Knowledge in humans and other animals, by H. Kornblith  

Notes 9Naturalized epistemology, by R. Feldman   
Knowledge, Naturalism and Cognitive Ethology, by J. Bermudez

10How to naturalize epistemology, by R. Neta Notes 10 Naturalism: Friends and foes, by P. Maddy
Normativity and epistemic Intuitions, by Stich, Nichols and Weinberg
11Information and Knowledge, by Marcia J. BatesNotes 11Naturalizing Information, by Stanley Salthe
12What is the Philosophy of Information?  by Luciano FloridiNotes 12 Analysis 3 Due 4/23
13The Evolution of Misbelief, by R. McKay and D. Dennett.Notes 13Analytic philosophy and experimental philosophy, byAlexander and Weingerg 
14Why do Humans Reason? by D. Sperber and H. Mercier Notes 14Irrationality and cognition, by J. Pollock
Person as scientist, person as moralist, by Joshua Knobe

15Against Naturalized Epistemology, by Bas van Fraassen. Philosophy Inside Out, by P. KitcherAnalysis 4 Due 5/13