Philosophy | Topics in Philosophy
P370 | 9365 | Leite

Topic: Skepticism about the External World

Epistemology since the Early Modern period has been haunted by the skeptical view that
no one can know anything about the world.  In this course we will study a variety of
historical and contemporary approaches to skepticism.  Our aim will be a deeper
understanding of what kind of problem skepticism is and how it might best be resolved.
Through studying external world skepticism we will also gain insight into the nature and
aspirations of epistemology and its connection with issues in metaphysics, philosophy of
language, and philosophy of mind.