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180142 VO The sources of epistemic normativity (2010W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 11.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 18.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 25.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 08.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 15.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 22.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 29.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 06.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 13.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 10.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 17.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 24.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 31.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

PROGRAMME

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Heil, John (1992) ‘Believing Reasonably’ NOUS 26: 1 (47-62).

Week 3: Lycan, William G. (1988) ‘Epistemic Value’ Judgement and Justification. (Cambrige: CUP).

Week 4: Stich, Stephen P. (1990) ‘A pragmatic account of cognitive evaluation’, Chap. 6, The Fragmentation of Reason (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

Week 5: Kornblith, Hilary (1993) ‘Epistemic Normativity’ Synthèse 94: 357-378.

Week 6: Clifford, W. K. (1879) ‘The Ethics of Belief’ The Ethics of Belief. Burger, A. (ed) (Roseville: Dry Bones, 2001).

Week 7: Zagzebski, L. T. (2004) ‘Epistemic Value and the Primacy of What we Care About’ Phil. Papers, 33: 3, 353-377.

Week 8: Fricker, M. (1998) 'Rational Authority and Social Power' Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series, Vol. 98 (1998), pp. 159-177.

Week 9: Railton, P. (1997) ‘On the Hypothetical and Non-Hypothetical in Reasoning about Belief and Action’, in Cullity, G. and Gaut, B. (eds) Ethics and Practical Reason (Oxford: Clarendon).

Week 10: Velleman, D. (2000) 'On the Aim of Belief' The Possibility of Practical Reason (Oxford: Clarendon).

Week 11: Shah, N. & Velleman, D. (2005) ‘Doxastic Deliberation’ The Philosophical Review, 114: 4, 497-534.

Week 12: Steglich-Petersen, A. (2006) ‘No Norm Needed: On the Aim of Belief’ The Philosophical Quarterly, 56: 225, 499-516.

Week 13: Mitova, V. (2009) ‘A quasi-pragmatist explanation of our ethics of belief.’ Teorema, 28(3).

Week 14: Putting it all together

Assessment and permitted materials

One 10 page essay on a pre-set topic. Deadline: 30 April. Failure to produce the essay by this deadline results in deduction of marks.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

(1) To develop a detailed critical understanding of each of the four broad answers.
(2) To establish fruitful connections amongst these answers.
(3) To acquire a general method for asking after the source of any normative domain, e.g., morality.

Examination topics

The sessions take the lecture format.

Reading list

For weekly readings, see 'Course content (English)' above

SECONDARY READINGS

Broome, John (2005) ‘Does Rationality Give us Reasons?’ in Sosa, Ernest and Villanueva, Enrique (eds) (2005) Philosophical Issues, 15, Normativity (Supplement to NOUS).

Craig, Edward (1990) Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis (New York: Oxford University Press).

Blackburn, S. (2005) ‘Faith, Belief, and Reason’ Truth: A Guide (Oxford, New York : OUP).

Cullity, Garett and Gaut, Berys (eds) (1997) Ethics and Practical Reason (Oxford: Clarendon).

Dreier, James (1997) ‘Humean Doubts about the Practical Justification of Morality’ in Cullity and Gaut.

Feldman, Richard (1988) ‘Rationality, Reliability, and Natural Selection’ Philosophy of Science, 55 (218-227).
___ (2000) ‘The Ethics of Belief‘ Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 60: 3, 667-695.

Foot, Philippa (1978) ‘Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives’ in her Virtues and Vices (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2002).

Gibbard, Allan (2005) ‘Truth and Correct Belief’ in Sosa and Villanueva (eds) Philosophical Issues, 15, Normativity (Supplement to NOUS).

Heal, Jane (1988) ‘The Disinterested Search for Truth’ Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 88 (97-108).

Korsgaard, Christine M. (1983) ‘Two Distinctions in Goodness’ Philosophical Review, 92: 2 (169-195).
___ (1997) ‘The Normativity of Instrumental Reason’ in Cullity and Gaut (1997).

Quine, W. V. (1995) 'Epistemology Naturalized' reprinted in Moser, Paul K. and vander Nat, Arnold (eds) Human Knowledge: Classical and Contemporary Approaches, Second Edition (New York: OUP).

Railton, Peter (2003) Facts, Values, and Norms: Essays Toward a Morality of Consequence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Shah, Nishi (2003) ‘How Truth Governs Belief’ The Philosophical Review, Vol. 112, No.4 (pp.447 - 482).

Stanley, Jason (2005) Knowledge and Practical Interests (Oxford: Clarendon).

Wedgwood, Ralph (2002) ‘The aim of belief’ Philosophical Perspectives, 16: 267 - 297.

Williams, Bernard (1973) ‘Deciding to believe’ Problems of the Self (Cambridge: CUP).

Zagzebski, Linda Trinkaus (1996) Virtues of the mind: An inquiry into the nature of virtue and the ethical foundations of knowledge (Cambridge: CUP).

Zemach, Eddy M. (1997) ‘Practical Reasons for Belief?’ NOUS 31:4, 1997 (525-527).

Association in the course directory

BA M 5.4, § 4.1.4, PP § 57.2.4, § 2.5, HPS M04

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