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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3 hours/week...

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

What is Skepticism?

8 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Introduction to Skepticism3m
Panel Part I9m
Truth, Relativism, and Fallibility3m
Panel: Part II7m
What is Knowledge?2m
Panel Part III8m
Panel: Part IV11m
1 reading
What is Skepticism?1h 30m
3 practice exercises
Introduction to Skepticism10m
Truth, Relativism and Fallibility10m
What is Knowledge?10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Is Knowledge Impossible?

3 videos (Total 10 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Skepticism and Closure2m
The Radical Skeptical Paradox3m
1 reading
Is Knowledge Impossible?1h 30m
3 practice exercises
Are you a Brain-in-a-Vat?6m
Skepticism and Closure6m
The Radical Skeptical Paradox8m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Defending Knowledge

3 videos (Total 10 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Skepticism and Context3m
Inverting Skepticism3m
1 reading
Defending Knowledge1h 30m
3 practice exercises
Skepticism and Common Sense12m
Skepticism and Context12m
Inverting Skepticism8m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Skepticism as a Way of Life

7 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Panel Part V7m
Intellectual Virtues and Vices2m
Panel Part VI9m
Skepticism, Conviction and the Good Life2m
Panel Part VII10m
Panel Part VIII10m
1 reading
Skepticism as a Way of Life1h 30m
3 practice exercises
Skepticism as a Way of Life10m
Intellectual Virtues and Vices15m
Skepticism, Conviction and the Good Life6m

Instructor

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Duncan Pritchard

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
Philosophy

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

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