Professor Joseph H. Shieber, PhD

Professor Joseph H. Shieber
  • Lafayette College
  • Brown University
The study of knowledge is as old as philosophy itself.

Joseph H. Shieber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Lafayette College, where he has taught since 2003. Before arriving at Lafayette, he taught philosophy at Brown University, Connecticut College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Shieber earned a BA in Literature from Yale University, studied mathematics and philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin, and earned AM and PhD degrees in Philosophy from Brown University.

Dr. Shieber has published numerous articles in epistemology, philosophy of language, and the history of modern philosophy in some of the top journals in the field of philosophy. He is also the author of Testimony: A Philosophical Introduction as well as a monthly Monday columnist for 3 Quarks Daily (www.3quarksdaily.com).

Dr. Shieber is a recipient of the Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Faculty Lecture Award in recognition of excellence in teaching and scholarship from Lafayette College. He regularly teaches courses in theory of knowledge, philosophy of language, history of 20th-century philosophy, logic, and metaphysics as well as a first-year seminar on propaganda.

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  1. Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know Sale

    Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know

    Joseph H. Shieber
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    Delve into the exciting world of knowledge, belief, and truth in Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know. Taught by acclaimed Professor Joseph H. Shieber of Lafayette College, these 24 mind-bending lectures take you from Plato to Hume to contemporary neurobiologists, and from wide-ranging social networks to the deepest recesses of your own brain.
  2. (Set) Theories of Knowledge & The Art of Debate Set

    (Set) Theories of Knowledge & The Art of Debate

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Transform the way you think about-and express your opinions on-important issues in this two-course set that brings together insights on knowledge and debate. In Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know, explore how ancient philosophers and contemporary neurobiologists alike have helped us better understand the complexities of knowledge. And in The Art of Debate, develop your command of logic, your...
  3. (Set) Theories of Knowledge & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) Theories of Knowledge & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Uncover secrets about how our minds think about and understand the world in this illuminating two-course set. Survey how ancient philosophers and contemporary neurobiologists alike have made sense of knowledge in Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know. And gain the skills and techniques to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life with Your Deceptive Mind: A...
  4. (Set) Theories of Knowledge & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set on sale

    (Set) Theories of Knowledge & The Philosopher's Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $409.00 Starting at $79.90 $524.90 $79.90$524.90
    Train yourself to become a sharper, more involved thinker with this illuminating two-course set. First, survey how ancient philosophers and contemporary neurobiologists alike have made sense of knowledge in Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know. Then, arm yourself against the perils of bad thinking and learn how to be more logical, inventive, and rational in all aspects of your daily life with The...
  5. (Set) Theories of Knowledge & An Introduction to Formal Logic Set

    (Set) Theories of Knowledge & An Introduction to Formal Logic

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Master the ways knowledge and logic work with this two-course set delivered by popular, award-winning professors. In Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know, Professor Joseph H. Shieber invites you to survey how ancient philosophers and contemporary neurobiologists alike have made sense of knowledge. In An Introduction to Formal Logic, Professor Steven Gimbel teaches you logic from the ground up,...