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PHIL 3410H Epistemology: Unit 3: Foundations of Knowledge

Robert Lurz

Foundations of Knowledge & God

What is the ultimate justifying source of knowledge? Is the ultimate source of justification sensory experience, memory, reasoning, introspection, intuition?

Unit 3: Readings


  • Descartes’ Meditation II (pp. 149-157)
  • Descartes’ Meditation III (pp. 157-171)
  • Descartes’ Meditation VI (pp. 185-191)

Should we trust our senses or our intellects?

Unit 3: Cogito Ergo Sum

Multimedia: BBC Radio, What Does It Mean To Be Me?