Universität Wien

180166 SE Personal Identity (2011W)

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

alle Termine im HS 3 E
Montag: 14.00-16.00 Uhr u. 18.00-20.00 Uhr
am 5.12./12.12./9.1./16.1./ ct.


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


Language: English



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this seminar is to explore the epistemic significance of disagreement. Is it rational to hold on to a belief while knowing that the belief is rejected by an individual over whom one possess no
discernible epistemic advantage? Specific topics to be addresses include the following: the concept of evidence, evidence and underdetermination, the concept of epistemic rationality, rationality and coherence,
higher-order evidence, and defeater.

Assessment and permitted materials

Computing the Final Grade: 20% minutes; 30% presentation; 50% term paper.
1. Minutes: Students have to take the minutes of one seminar meeting, write them up, and present them
at the beginning of the following seminar meeting. The presentation of the minutes should take about
10 minutes. The written minutes have to be turned in.
2. Presentations: Students have to give a presentation on at least one of the readings assigned for the
course. The presentations should last about 20 minutes. The written presentation has to be turned
3. Term paper: Students have to submit a term paper by March 31, 2012. The topic of the term paper may not coincide with the topic of the presentation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A profound understanding of the epistemology of disagreement, familiarity with the secondary literature.

Examination topics

Seminar with obligatory attendance, detailed engagement with texts, students presentations, and discussions.

Reading list

A master copy of all of the readings will be made available at the first meeting.

Association in the course directory

MA M1, MA M3, § 4.1.4, HPS M04

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