Universität Wien FIND

180119 FS Epistemic Relativism: Recent Proposals and Criticism (2017S)

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

This course focuses on recent debates over epistemic relativism within analytic philosophy. Central foci will be

- Paul Boghossian's book FEAR OF KNOWLEDGE (2006) and the debates it has stimulated;

- the writings of the (later) Wittgenstein;

- key passages in Richard Rorty;

- recent discussions by Howard Sankey and Markus Seidel; and

- texts in the sociology of (scientific) knowledge by Barnes and Bloor.

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course meets Mondays 9.45am to 1pm. In the first weeks all four hours will be dedicated to seminar discussions. From the second third of the course, one of the four hours will be dedicated to individual supervision.

Monday 06.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 20.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 27.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 03.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 24.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Saturday 06.05. 09:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 08.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Saturday 13.05. 09:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 15.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 22.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Saturday 27.05. 09:00 - 12:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 29.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 12.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 19.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 26.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

- 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 Boghossian's book
- every participant writes a twenty-page "journal paper"
- every participant actively takes part in a one-day workshop on "epistemic relativism"

Participants will
- become familiar with the recent work around epistemic relativism
- 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

Assessment and permitted materials

- evaluation of contributions to discussions
- assessment of written work

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- regular presence
- punctuality
- active participation in discussions
- submission of suggestions for discussion for every meeting
- submission of essays (book review and "journal paper")
- two oral presentations
- participation in workshop

Examination topics

The texts read in class and relevant further literature.

Reading list

A reader with relevant texts will be distributed in the first meeting.

Association in the course directory

MA M 5
M3 A. Erkenntistheorie, Wissenschaftsphilosophie, Technik- u. Medienphilosophie

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