24.211 Theory of Knowledge

Fall 2003

Philosopher in Meditation by Rembrandt, 1632.
Philosopher in Meditation, oil on wood by Rembrandt, 1632; in the Musee du Louvre, Paris. (Image courtesy of WebMuseum: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/.)

Course Highlights

All assignments for this course may be downloaded.

Course Description

This course focuses on the study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and properties of physical objects in our immediate environment.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Patrick Hawley

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session