Universität Wien FIND

180059 FS Wittgenstein and Epistemology (2013W)

10.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

The course will be taught in English. The course meets Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm. In the first weeks, all four hours will be dedicated to seminar discussions. From the second third onwards, one of the four hours will be set aside to individual supervisions. Participants should have some background in epistemology.

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 15.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 22.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 29.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 05.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 12.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 26.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 03.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 10.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 17.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 07.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 28.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course focuses on Wittgenstein's ON CERTAINTY and its most important recent interpretations, esp. the studies by Annalisa Coliva, James Conant, Duncan Pritchard, Daniele Moyal-Sharrock, Michael Williams, Crispin Wright.

Assessment and permitted materials

- every participant writes a two-page "review" of the literature for every meeting
- every participant gives two oral presentations in the seminar
- every participant writes a review of a recent BOOK-length interpretation of Wittgenstein
- every participant writes a twenty-page "journal paper"
- every participant actively takes part in a one-day workshop on "Wittgenstein and Epistemology"

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants will
- become familiar with the recent work on Wittgenstein
- learn how to discuss systematic and historical questions relating to Wittgenstein and epistemology
- learn how to write in the formats important in contemporary analytic philosophy (short book reviews, review essays, journal paper)
- learn how to give conference/workshop presentations and commentaries

Examination topics

- detailed analysis of texts and arguments
- critical discussion
- writing of various forms of texts
- presenting ideas and texts in "talks"

Reading list

A course reader will be produced for the start of term.

Association in the course directory

M3 A. Erkenntistheorie, Wissenschaftsphilosophie, Technik- u. Medienphilosophie, MA (alt) M1, M3, HPS (alt) M4, HPS (neu) M04

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