Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PHL 275 - Epistemology (3 Cr.)

(COG 275 ) (GEN. ED. #7)
This course will examine the theories of truth, such as the correspondence and coherence theories, and the related theories of belief that support these claims of knowledge. We will also examine the criteria for what constitutes appropriate evidence for a knowledge claim. We will then examine some more recent problems proposed for the traditional definition of knowledge and some attempts to overcome these problems. The course will conclude with an examination and evaluation of some recent findings in neuroscience and cognitive science and the implications for the philosophical theories we have studied.
  Prerequisite: either sophomore standing, one course in philosophy, or permission of the instructor. Spring semester, alternate years. Welch.