Contents of lecture outlines for PHL220, Theory of Knowledge

Craig DeLancey

1. Plato
The Allegory of the Cave

2. Descartes's Meditations, 1-3
Descartes Meditations I and II

Descartes Meditation III

3. An interlude on theological arguments
Some Theological Arguments

4. Descartes's Meditations, 4-6
Descartes Meditation IV

Descartes Meditation V

Descartes Meditation VI

5. Berkeley

6. Hume
Hume sections I and II

Hume sections III and IVa

Hume sections IVb and V, with an aside on the problem of induction

Hume sections VI and VII

Hume sections VIII

Hume sections XII

7. Kant
Kant, introduction to the first Critique

Transcendental aesthetics and logic

Noumenal and Phenomenal

8. Science: The Deductive Nomological Method
Scientific Method

Deciding Between Theories

9. Quine and Ullian
Sophisticated Science, Quine and Ullian Chapters 1 and 2

Quine and Ullian Chapters 3 and 4

Quine and Ullian Chapters 5 and 6

Quine and Ullian Chapters 7 and 8

11. Lyotard and postmodernism
The Postmodern Condition sections 1 through 3

The Postmodern Condition sections 4 through 7

The Postmodern Condition sections 11 through 12