My teaching this term. How do we communicate? How can we know whether to believe what someone tells us? Finally, how are these questions connected?
An introduction to the Gricean programme in philosophy of language and pragmatics, then an introduction to the topic of 'testimony' in epistemology. Finally a look at some of the latest research on 'epistemic vigilance', which brings these two areas (and more) together.
The course handout.