Today, we’re going to do part 1 of our unit on knowledge.

We’ll watch this video on Descartes.

Then, we’ll split into groups and summarize and analyze Descartes’ and Berkeley’s works.  Here is the handout I will distribute in class to help us with that exercise.

We will not have class on Monday, due to the holiday.

On Wednesday, we will pick up the second part of our unit on knowledge.  Descartes said he wasn’t concerned with action, only with knowledge.  But are knowledge and action separable?  Miranda Fricker and the authors of Another Knowledge is Possible don’t seem to think so.  What do you think?