24.211 Theory of Knowledge

As taught in: Fall 2003

Lit only by the yellow light of a window, an old man sits in thought under a winding stair.

Philosopher in Meditation, oil on wood by Rembrandt, 1632; in the Musee du Louvre, Paris. (Image courtesy of WebMuseum:




Prof. Patrick Hawley

Course Features

Course Description

This course focuses on the study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and properties of physical objects in our immediate environment.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.