Skepticism and Contextualism; Virtue Epistemology
K. DeRose and T. Warfield (eds.), Skepticism (Oxford U.P.); A. Fairweather and L. Zagzebski (eds.), Virtue Epistemology (Oxford U.P.).
Each student will give two seminar presentations. A term paper will be due on the last day of exam week.
Auditors are welcome, and welcome to give presentations if they choose.
January 15: DeR&W, Introduction; Sosa; Stroud.
January 22: Hill; Dretske.
January 29: Stine; Nozick.
February 5: M. Heller, “Relevant Alternatives and Closure” (handed out); S. Cohen, “How to Be a Fallibilist” (JSTOR).
February 12: DeR&W, Lewis; DeRose.
February 19: M. Williams, “Contextualism, Externalism and Epistemic Standards” ; T. Williamson, “Comments on Michael Williams’ ‘Contextualism, Externalism and Epistemic Standards’.”
February 26: R. Feldman, “Skeptical Problems, Contextualist Solutions”; S. Cohen, “Contextualism Defended.”
March 5: DeR&W, Unger; Nagel.
March 19: F&Z, Introduction; Blackburn.
March 26: Goldman; Sosa.
April 2: Fairweather; Audi.
April 9: Battaly; Greco.
April 16: S. Schiffer, "Contextualist Solutions to Skepticism" (handed out). [Prof. Schiffer will visit.]
April 23: Zagzebski; Axtell; Hookway; Lehrer.
April 30: Foley; Kornblith.