PHIL40018 Topics in Contemporary Epistemology
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
This subject is for students admitted to fourth year Honours or the Graduate Diploma (Advanced) in the discipline of Philosophy
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours - 1 x 2 hour seminar each week for 12 weeks |
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Howard Sankey
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This subject will explore selected topics in contemporary epistemology. We will focus on a specific topic or set of related topics in epistemology, and examine contemporary research on this topic. Sometimes a historical dimension may enter the subject where it is important to ground the topic in the work of an important historical figure (e.g. Descartes, Moore, Sellars, Wittgenstein). Specific topics may vary from year to year. They may include such topics as certainty, scepticism, relativism, the nature of epistemic warrant or justification, the epistemic role of perception, externalist, contextualist and naturalist accounts of justification and/or knowledge and the nature of a priori knowledge.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will:
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per day. After five days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
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Subject readings will be available online
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Links to further information:||http://shaps.unimelb.edu.au/philosophy|
|Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Philosophy |
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Philosophy