Metaphysics and Epistemology Core

Course Description

We're going to try to gain a basic understanding of some important positions in contemporary philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and epistemology while developing a core philosophical skill set. We begin with an extended unit on language covering a few classic texts and concepts, using Kripke's Naming and Necessity as a focal point. In the subsequent part of the course we'll cover a brief and more scattered set of debates in philosophy of mind and epistemology.