ATS3876 - Theory of knowledge - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Mr Lloyd Humberstone


Mr Lloyd Humberstone

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. As this is a third-year level unit, it is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two second-year level units in Philosophy, including ATS2866 or equivalent studies in formal logic.


The subject will take the form of student-initiated discussions on problems connected with knowledge and belief. It will be mainly based on recent articles, which will be mostly be found in the prescribed text for the course, and in the case of a few others, made available online.


  1. To acquaint students with developments in epistemology as it has been practiced in analytical philosophy in especially the period from the 1960s to the present day.
  2. To provide students with an environment in which to learn, and to improve their philosophical skills. by face-to-face discussion of the issues, from week to week, with other students who have read the same preparatory material for the class in question and may have come to different conclusions.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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