Relevant for the assessment: regular attendance, active participation in discussions, presentation, a 15-20 page essay on a topic related to the course.
A good understanding of On Certainty and other related writings by Wittgenstein; familiarity with the secondary literature.
Seminar with obligatory attendance, detailed engagement with texts, student presentations, discussions. Knowledge of the basic concepts of epistemology is a precondition of attendance.
L. Wittgenstein, Über Gewißheit / On Certainty, ed. by G. E. M. Anscombe and G. H. von Wright, tr. by D. Paul and G. E. M. Anscombe, Oxford: Blackwell 1969 (or later editions)
L. Wittgenstein, Philosopical Investigations: The German Text with a Revised English Translation, tr. by G. E. M. Anscombe, Oxford: Blackwell 2001 (or later editions)
L. Wittgenstein, Lectures & Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief, ed. by C. Barrett, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966
G. E. Moore, Selected Writings, London: Routledge, 1993
Conant, J., "Wittgenstein on Meaning and Use", Philosophical Investigations 21 (1998): 222-250
Kusch, M., "Relativism in On Certainty and Other Writings of the 1930s and 40s" (unpublished)
Kusch, M., "Rulers, Clocks, and Common Sense: Metrology as a Key to Wittgenstein's On Certainty" (unpublished)
McManus, D. (ed.), Wittgenstein and Scepticism, London: Routledge, 2004
Moyal-Sharrock D. and W. H. Brenner, eds., Readings of Wittgenstein's On Certainty, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2007
Moyal-Sharrock, D., Understanding Wittgenstein's On Certainty, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2007
Pritchard, D., "Wittgenstein on Scepticism" (unpublished)
Putnam, H., Renewing Philosophy, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992
Rosen, G., "Nominalism, Naturalism, Epistemic Relativism", Philosophical Perspectives 15 (2001): 69-89
Williams, B., Moral Luck, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981
Williams, M., "Why (Wittgensteinian) Contextualism is not Relativism", Episteme 4 (2007); 93-114