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180142 SE The Epistemology of Disagreement (2016S)

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

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Details

max. 45 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 15.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 05.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 12.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 19.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 26.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 03.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 10.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Saturday 21.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 24.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 31.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 07.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 14.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 21.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Course topic: Disagreement is ubiquitous in human interactions. The epistemological interest of disagreement emerges in the following questions: If you are arguing with a subject you regard as your peer, and you discover that the two of you disagree about a certain subject matter, how should you change your beliefs? Does disagreement constitute evidence that you are wrong, or that you are more likely to be so? Or, to the contrary, should it bolster your confidence that you are right, or more likely to be so?

Course aim: The students will become familiar with the debate about the epistemology of disagreement and with the different positions that have been defended by contemporary authors: among these, so-called conciliatory and steadfastness strategies. They will become acquainted with the main arguments that militate in favour or against each of these alternatives and will develop the capacity to defend one or the other view through original, independent strategies.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment: The method of assessment will include the presentation of one of the papers/chapters listed as course reading, the evaulation of the student's participation in the class, and a final 2500 words essay.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Texts (Provisional)
Frances, B., Disagreement. Polity Press, 2014.
Lackey, J. and Christensen, D. (eds.), The Epistemology of Disagreement: New Essays. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Further readings will be made available by the teacher.

Association in the course directory

BA M 5.3, PP 57.3.3

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