A Ku Indeed!

Being and Knowledge

Course Materials

Below you will find the various course materials for this class, from the syllabus, the review sheets and handouts, exam question reviews to paper topics. If there’s anything here that you were looking for, but can’t find, just let me know.

I. Syllabus

1. Being and Knowledge Syllabus

II. Review Sheets

1. Putnam, Meaning and Reference

2. Kripke, Naming and Necessity

3. Kripke, A Priori Knowledge, Necessity and Contingency

(hat tip to Michael Raven for bits of it)

4. Possible World Theory

5. Quine, Two Dogmas

Some handouts for the secondary text (Audi’s Epistemology)

1. Pgs. 94-98

2. Pgs. 99-102

3. Pgs. 104-109

III. Quizzes

1. Quiz 1 (due Sept 5)

2. Quiz 2 (due Sept 12)

IV. Exam Review

1. Being and Knowledge Final Questions ReviewIV. Paper Topics

Paper One: The Analytic and the Synthetic

V. Readings
1. Davidson, Donald, “On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme,” from Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Vol. 47, 5-20. 1973.
2. Putnam, Hilary, “Meaning and Reference” from The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 70, No. 19, 699-711. Nov. 8, 1973.
3. Mill, John Stuart, System of Logic (1843)
4. Quine, W.V.O, “Two Dogmas of Empiricism” (Philosophical Review, 60; 1951)
5. Kripke, Saul, “Naming and Necessity” (Princeton Lectures, 1972)
6. Audi’s “Epistemology” Set One
7. Audi’s “Epistemology” Set Two
8. Kant. Immanuel, “The Analytic and Synthetic” from Critique of Pure Reason, 1781.
9. SEP entry, “Rationalism and Empiricism”
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