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A tárgy címe: 
Epistemology
A tárgy angol címe: 
Epistemology
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3
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vizsga
Heti óraszám: 
2
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1
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The course gives an overview of the most influential trends and special problems of epistemology in order to canvass a large scale philosophical map of the theories of knowledge.

The purpose of this course is to make you able to

  • understand and analyze epistemological theories.
  • use the concepts and arguments of this field properly.
  • combine epistemological views with other approaches to cognition.
Követelmény: 
  • You should read the mandatory readings carefully.
  • Essay (50%): 3-5 pages, on one of the topics discussed, to be negotiated with the tutor of the topic
  • Written exam (50%)
Tematika: 

 

MT

Introduction. Main problems and concepts of epistemology.

Dancy, Jonathan: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Blackwell, 1985, 7-23.

Gettier, Edmund: “Is justified true belief knowledge?”, Analysis 23/6, 1963, 121-123.

 

ZZS

Introduction to phenomenology. Phenomenology and cognitive science.

Shaun Gallagher, Dan Zahavi: The Phenomenological Mind. An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Routledge, 2008, 1-46.

 

ZZs

Perception. Objects of perception. The argument form illusion. Indirect realism, representationalism, sense data theory. Phenomenalism. Direct realism. Problems with direct realism. Primary and secondary qualities. Causal theory of perception.

Dancy, J.: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Blackwell, 1985, 143-183.

“Perception, Objects of”. http://www.iep.utm.edu/perc-obj/

 

FG

Induction. Knowledge of inductive generalizations. Enumerative and statistical induction. Hume's problem of induction. Goodman's new riddle of induction. Natural laws and their justification.

Dancy, J.: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Blackwell, 1985, 197-212.

 

ZZs

Foundationalist theories of knowledge. Basic beliefs. Incorrigible appearance beliefs. Problems with foundationalism.

Dancy, Jonathan: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Blackwell, 1985, 53-66.

Schlick, Moritz: “On the Foundation of Knowledge” („Über das Fundament der Erkenntnis”) In Philosophical Papers, vol II. (1925-1936), ed. H. Mulder and Barbara van de Velde-Schlick, D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dortrecht, 1979, 370-388.

 

 

Revision

 

 

FG

Coherence theory and holism. The coherence theory of justification. The coherence theory of truth. Problems with coherentism.

Dancy, J.: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Blackwell, 1985., 97-127.

John L. Pollock, Joseph Cruz: Contemporary theories of knowledge (2. ed.), Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, USA, 1999., 66-80.

 

FG

Externalist theories of justification. Reliabilism. Response to scepticism from a reliabilist viewpoint.

Dancy, J.: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Blackwell, 1985, 31-36; 46-49.

Brandom, R. Insights and Blightspots of Reliabilism Articulating Reasons: An Introduction to Inferentialism: Harvard University Press. 2000, 107-132.

 

ZZs

Epistemic norms. Intellectualist model of knowing. Truths of reason. A priori knowledge. Problems with analytic-synthetic distinction.

Dancy, J.: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Blackwell, 1985, 212-227.

Audi, Robert: Epistemology. A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (2. ed.), Routledge, 2003, 93-119.

 

 

SPORTNAP

 

FG

Naturalized epistemology. Criticism of naturalized epistemology.

Dancy, J.: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Blackwell, 1985, 233-243.

Dupré, John: Human nature and the limits of science, Oxford University Press, 2001, 1-44.

 

MT

Social epistemology, sociology of knowledge. Bloor's strong programme as naturalized epistemology. Problems of strong programme.

Bloor, David: Knowledge and Social Imagery, Routledge, 1976, 1-74. o.

 

MT

Realism, anti-realism, relativism, pragmatism, conventionalism.

Rorty, Richard: “Pragmatism, Relativism, Irrationalism”, In Consequences of pragmatism (Essays 1972-1980), University of Minnesota Press, 1982, 160-176.

 

 

Revision

 

Kötelező irodalom: 

ppts

 

Audi, Robert: Epistemology. A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (2. ed.), Routledge, 2003, 93-119.

Bloor, David: Knowledge and Social Imagery, Routledge, 1976, 1-74.

Brandom, R. Insights and Blightspots of Reliabilism Articulating Reasons: An Introduction to Inferentialism: Harvard University Press. 2000 107-132

Dancy, Jonathan: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Blackwell, 1985., 7-23., 31-36., 46-49., 53-66., 97-127., 143-183., 197-212., 212-227., 233-243. 

Dupré, John: Human nature and the limits of science, Oxford University Press, 2001, 1-44.

Gallagher, Shaun and  Zahavi, DanThe Phenomenological Mind. An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Routledge, 2008., 1-46.

Gettier, Edmund: “Is justified true belief knowledge?”, 1963., Analysis 23/6, 121-123.

“Perception, Objects of”. http://www.iep.utm.edu/perc-obj/

Schlick, Moritz: “On the Foundation of Knowledge” („Über das Fundament der Erkenntnis”) In Philosophical Papers, vol II. (1925-1936), ed. H. Mulder and Barbara van de Velde-Schlick, D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dortrecht, 1979., 370-388.

Pollock, John L. and Cruz, Joseph Contemporary theories of knowledge (2. ed.), Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, USA, 1999., 66-80.

Rorty, Richard: “Pragmatism, Relativism, Irrationalism”, In Consequences of pragmatism (Essays 1972-1980), University of Minnesota Press, 1982., 160-176.

Konzultációs lehetőségek: 

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Kontakt óra: 
30 óra
Félévközi készülés órákra: 
20 óra
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Összesen: 
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