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PHIL4112: Epistemology and Language

Key questions in epistemology, the study of knowledge and rational belief, and the philosophy of language include: What is it for a body of evidence to support a hypothesis to some degree? How should we adjust our beliefs in light of evidence about others' views? How do words manage to refer to objects and properties in the word, and not just to our own ideas and concepts? This course will engage with cutting-edge research in these areas.

Code PHIL4112
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. gain knowledge of philosophical issues in the field of social epistemology
  • LO2. expand and refine skills in reading, interpretation, and argument
  • LO3. gain practical and applied insight into the social and historical dimensions of knowledge creation
  • LO4. gain interdisciplinary skills in linking subdisciplines in philosophy, such as social philosophy and epistemology
  • LO5. refine oral and argumentative skills in a participative seminar setting
  • LO6. refine your capacity to communicate clearly and succinctly in written form
  • LO7. acquire the qualities of academic honesty and intellectual courage.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.