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Knowledge & Perception - PHI00008C

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Louise Richardson
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

To introduce some fundamental issues in epistemology.

Module learning outcomes

Explain and critically assess some accounts of the nature of knowledge Explain and critically assess some accounts of ways of acquiring knowledge Develop core philosophical skills, including the ability to define key terminology, accurately describe philosophical positions, evaluate philosophical arguments.


Task Length % of module mark
Essay 100%
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay 100%
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback on formative essays by Week 9 Spring Term

Feedback on summative essays by Week 7 Summer Term

Indicative reading

J Dancy, An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology (Blackwell, 1985).

D Pritchard, What is this Thing Called Knowledge? (Routledge 2009)

Steup and Sosa, Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (Blackwell, 2004).

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