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180027 VO Introduction to Epistemology (2013W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

The lecture course gives on overview over some central themes and problems of analytic epistemology: (1) Definitions of knowledge, (2) sources of knowledge (perception, reasoning, memory, testimony), (3) forms of epistemic justification (internalism, externalism), (4) epistemic scepticism, (5) epistemic virtues, (6) epistemic naturalism, (7) modal epistemology, (8) contextualism.

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 14.10. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 21.10. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 28.10. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 04.11. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 11.11. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 18.11. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 25.11. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 02.12. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 09.12. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 16.12. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 13.01. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 20.01. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Monday 27.01. 11:30 - 13:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture course gives on overview over some central themes and problems of analytic epistemology: (1) Definitions of knowledge, (2) sources of knowledge (perception, reasoning, memory, testimony), (3) forms of epistemic justification (internalism, externalism), (4) epistemic scepticism, (5) epistemic virtues, (6) epistemic naturalism, (7) modal epistemology, (8) contextualism.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam or three short essays (of about 12 pages each) on three different themes of the lectures.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding basic problems of epistemology

Examination topics

Lectures and independent study of texts discussed in the lectures. (See the anthology of Sosa, Fantl and McGrath.)

Reading list

See above.

Association in the course directory

BA M 5.4, PP § 57.3.3, HPS (alt) M1.1

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