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PY310 COURSE DETAILS


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PY310 (Version: 2025 1) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PY310 REALITY AND KNOWLEDGE 2025 1 Law & Philosophy 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course will address the perennial questions concerning the nature of reality (metaphysics) and what we can know about it (epistemology). How do we acquire knowledge of the physical world, the nonphysical world? Are there noncorporeal entities (souls, deities, angels)? If so, what can we claim to know about them? How are belief and knowledge related? A systematic and comprehensive approach to these problems and others will entail reading works by Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant, as well as more recent metaphysicians and epistemologists.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A few essays of moderate length.

PY310 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  PY201 2016 1 1 Y
  PY251 2016 1 2 Y
DISQUALIFIER  
  PY383 2016 1 1 Y

PY310 (Version 2025-1) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2026 - 1 1 18 18 16 3 2 Y Hours


PY310 (Version: 2020 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PY310 REALITY AND KNOWLEDGE 2020 1 English and Philosophy 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course will address the perennial questions concerning the nature of reality (metaphysics) and what we can know about it (epistemology). How do we acquire knowledge of the physical world, the nonphysical world? Are there noncorporeal entities (souls, deities, angels)? If so, what can we claim to know about them? How are belief and knowledge related? A systematic and comprehensive approach to these problems and others will entail reading works by Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant, as well as more recent metaphysicians and epistemologists.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A few essays of moderate length.

PY310 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  PY201 2016 1 1 Y
  PY251 2016 1 2 Y
DISQUALIFIER  
  PY383 2016 1 1 Y

PY310 (Version: 2018 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PY310 REALITY AND KNOWLEDGE 2018 1 English and Philosophy 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course will address the perennial questions concerning the nature of reality (metaphysics) and what we can know about it (epistemology). How do we acquire knowledge of the physical world, the nonphysical world? Are there noncorporeal entities (souls, deities, angels)? If so, what can we claim to know about them? How are belief and knowledge related? A systematic and comprehensive approach to these problems and others will entail reading works by Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant, as well as more recent metaphysicians and epistemologists.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A few essays of moderate length.

PY310 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  PY201 2016 1 1 Y
  PY251 2016 1 2 Y
DISQUALIFIER  
  PY383 2016 1 1 Y