2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

PHI 402 Senior Seminar in Metaphysics and Epistemology

3 hours 

Drawing on advanced-level classical and contemporary resources, this course will inquire into the nature of being and knowing. To that end, we will attempt to delineate the distinction between mind-independent and mind-dependent entities in order to ask if and how knowledge is possible, and we will look at persons as the special class of beings that ponders such questions. With some understanding of these beings, we will ask if, with their mix of subjective and objective characteristics, they can ever speak truly about reality itself.




ENG 201, PHI 105, PHI 231, and PHI 330