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180232 SE Language and Mind (2010W)

6.00 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

Wednesday 06.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 13.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 20.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 27.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 03.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 10.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 17.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 24.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 01.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 15.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 12.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 19.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 26.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

PROGRAMME

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2:
- Greco, John (2005) 'Justification is not internal' in Steup, Matthias and Sosa, Ernest (eds) Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (Malden, MA: Blackwell).
- Feldman, Richard (2005) 'Justification is internal' in Steup, Matthias and Sosa, Ernest.

Week 3: Conee, Earl and Richard Feldman (2001) ‘Internalism Defended’ in Kornblith, Hilary (ed) (2001) Epistemology:Internalism and Externalism (Oxford: Blackwell).

Week 4: Goldman, Alvin I. (1988) ‘Strong and Weak Justification’ Philosophical Perspectives, 2, Epistemology, 1988.

Week 5: Alston, William (1993) ‘Epistemic Desiderata’ Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 53: 3, 527-551.

Week 6: Zagzebski, Linda Trinkaus (1996) 'Difficulties in contemporary epistemology' Chap. 2 of Virtues of the mind (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Week 7: Baehr, Jason (2009) 'Evidentialism, Vice, and Virtue' Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (May 2009): 545-67.

Week 8: BonJour, Laurence (2003) 'The regress problem and foundationalism' Chap. 1 of BonJour and Sosa Epistemic Justification (Oxford: Blackwell).

Week 9: BonJour, Laurence (2003) 'Externalist accounts of justification' Chap 2 Epistemic Justification

Week 10: BonJour, Laurence (2003) 'Back to foundationalism' Chap. 3 of Epistemic Justification.

Week 11: Sosa, Ernest (2003) 'Does knowledge have foundations?' Chap. 7 of Epistemic Justification.

Week 12: Haack, Susan (1993) 'Foundationalism versus coherentism: a dichotomy disclaimed' Chap. 1 of Evidence and Inquiry (Oxford: Blackwell).

Week 13: Putting it all together

Assessment and permitted materials

(1) Regular attendance;
(2) Active participation in discussions;
(3) One presentation;
(4) Two 10-page essays on a pre-set topic. Deadline 30 April. Marks will be deducted if deadline not met.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Detailed critical understanding of: (1) the concepts and questions at stake in these debates; (2) the connections between the debates; (3) their relation to other basic epistemology debates, e.g., scepticism and knowledge.

Examination topics

This course takes the seminar format - we discuss the prescribed paper. Attendance of each seminar, active engagement in the discussion, as well as at least one presentation are obligatory.

Reading list

Primary Readings: see 'Programme' above.

Secondary Readings
Alston, William P. (1985) 'Concepts of Epistemic Justification' The Monist, 68, 57-89, reprinted in Moser & vander Nat (1995).
___ (1986) 'Internalism and Externalism in Epistemology' Philosophical Topics, 14, reprinted in Kornblith (2001).
___ (2005) Beyond Justification (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press).
BonJour, Laurence (2002) Epistemology: Classic Problems and Contemporary Responses. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield).
Dancy, Jonathan (1985) Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology (Oxford: Blackwell).
Greco, John and Sosa, Ernest (eds)(1999) The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology (Oxford: Blackwell).
Fairweather, Abrol & Zagzebski, Linda (eds) (2001) Virtue Epistemology: Essays on Epistemic Virtue and Responsibility (New York: Oxford University Press).
Kornblith, Hilary (ed) (2001) Epistemology: Internalism and Externalism (Oxford: Blackwell).
Sosa, Ernest (1991) Knowledge in Perspective: Selected Essays in Epistemology (Cambridge: CUPress).
Steup, Matthias and Sosa, Ernest (eds) (2005) Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (Malden, MA: Blackwell).
Swinburne, Richard (2001) Epistemic Justification (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Association in the course directory

MA M 1, § 4.2.3, § 2.5

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