In this course we’re going to try to figure out what knowledge
really is, what distinguishes things you just believe from things you actually
know. We’ll also examine how knowledge relates to the world around us, by
looking at how social dynamics can effect who knows what. In the second part of
the course, we’ll look at a range of metaphysical issues. We’ll try to work out
if we have free will or if the things we do are determined by the way the world
is; how much something can change and still be the same thing; and what kind of
things numbers and race are.