Courses Spring 2022

PT-PS-1405 Epistemology

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • Thomas A. Russman
    A Prospectus for the Triumph of Realism
    Mercer University Press: Macon, GA, 1987
    0-86554-232-5
    Out of Print
    Instructor Comment: This book is out of print but is still available from used booksellers. You may also be able to obtain a copy from your fellow seminarians. You will need the book as we will read almost all of it.

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • Sample Recommended Texts Here

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Radiolab, Colors

Readings and excerpts from:

Jean Auel, Clan of the Cave Bear

Marie George, Thomas Aquinas Meets Nim Chimpsky

Hans Jonas, The Phenomenon of Life

Augustine, Answer to Skeptics

Ed Miller and Jon Jensen, Ten Modes of Doubt

Thomas Russman, Direct Apprehension of Existence

Thomas Russman, Realism

Thomas Sullivan, The Problem of Certitude

Benson, Lord of the World