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Philosophy of Knowledge

Aim of the Course

In the context of this contemporary age, the reliability of objective truth and certainty of knowledge is questioned and even doubted. This course, also known as Philosophy of Knowledge, while exploring the various theories of truth, aims to understand the notion of truth as in the Aristotelian-Thomistic theory of knowledge. It thus leads the students to respond to the epistemological issues with greater clarity and confidence.

Course Content

Knowledge as justified true belief

Intelligence and Rationality

Artificial intelligence

Scientific, Moral and Religious Knowledge.


Class participation: 20%

Individual/Group presentation: 20%

2 hour written exam: 60%

Credit: 6

Select Bibliography

Frost, S. E., Basic Teachings of the Philosophers: A Survey in their Basic Ideas, Doubleday, New York, 1962

Morton, A, A Guide Through the Theory of Knowledge, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, USA, 2003

Philosophy in Practice: An Introduction to the Main Questions, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 2004²

Mercier, J.L., Epistemology and the Problem of Truth, Asian Trading Corporation, Bangalore, 2000

Potter, V.G., On Understanding Understanding, A Philosophy of Knowledge, Fordham University Press, New York, 1994

Reichmann, J.B., Philosophy of the Human Person, Loyola University Press, Chicago, 1985

Lecture Hours

To be confirmed


Fr. Stanley Antoni