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180065 SE Political Epistemology (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Because of the ongoing Corona-crisis, this seminar will take place online.

Tuesday 09.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 08.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 22.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Tuesday 29.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is a seminar introducing you to a (partly) new area in epistemology: an area bringing together epistemology and political philosophy. (In some ways, this starts from, and generalizes, issues that have been important in feminist epistemology and critical race studies.) Issues to be discussed will include: epistemic bubbles, social media deception, "white lies" and "white ignorance", epistocratic paternalism, democracy and epistemology, epistemic pathologies, polarization, deep disagreement. -- We shall follow a conventional scheme for conducting a seminar, with student presentations and discussions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance and participation in the seminar; written comments on the papers to be discussed, an essay of 18-20 pages.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance and participation. Regular written coments on the reading. Clear presentation. Well-argued essay.

Examination topics

Will be uploaded on moodle

Reading list

E. Edenberg and M. Hannon (eds.), Political Epistemology, OUP, 2021

Association in the course directory

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