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PHIL 2101: Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy (Lurz): Unit 2: Knowledge & Certainty

PHIL 2101: Introduction to Problems of Philosophy

Knowledge and Certainty

Does knowledge require certainty? Do you know something if there is a chance you could be wrong? Suppose you are given a lottery ticket that has only 1/1000 chances of winning. Should you throw it away, knowing that it’s a losing ticket? Why not?

Unit 2: Readings

Assignment: Descartes: Meditation I, p. 144-149

Unit 2: John Cottingham on Descartes

When should you doubt?

What is real?

Unit 2: PowerPoint Slides