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Course Catalog

Self-Knowledge, Skepticism, and Self-Deception

This course will examine what (if anything) distinguishes knowledge of the self from other kinds of knowledge. In so doing, we’ll consider: (i) what is valuable about self-knowledge; (ii) what distinguishes self-knowledge from self-understanding; (iii) whether or not authenticity has distinctive epistemic or moral worth; and (iv) what conditions of both the human mind (e.g., our cognitive biases and heuristics) and our social circumstances may undermine our attempts to know ourselves. Spring semester, alternate years.

Core Curriculum Designation: WT
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0