Phil-1051-14 Introduction to Philosophy Fall 2014 Location: smth 115 / mw 2: 20-3: 35 pm



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Epistemology: What can I know?
SEPT 3 (Wed): Skepticism: Is the external world real? Rene Descartes, Meditations I and II from “Meditations on First Philosophy”***; Film clip: “The Desert of the Real” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgBViHeiSKM)
***first reflection piece due by class time Wednesday, September 3rd***
SEPT 8 (Mon): Skepticism: Can we be certain of anything? Bertrand Russell, Chapters 1 & 2 of “The Problems of Philosophy,” online here: http://www.ditext.com/russell/russell.html

SEPT 10 (Wed): The Riddle of Induction: David Hume, “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding”*** Note: read the whole thing but focus on Section VII, "Of the Idea of Necessary Connexion"





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