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FILA6 Epistemology 5 op
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Degree Programme in Philosophy
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Curricula 2012 – 2015
FILA6 Epistemology 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students understand and are more able to analyze the basic problems of epistemology, which have been introduced in the basic course. They are capable of assessing epistemological views, connect them with discussions in other fields of philosophy and the special sciences and describe their specifically philosophical nature.

Contents

The study module deals with various forms of knowledge, such as propositional knowledge, knowing how, interpretation, empathy, bodily knowledge, and social knowledge, and their relations. It provides a deeper understanding of views on justification, evaluates the very requirement of justification and familiarizes the students with various types of justification (logical and mathematical proof, experience, evidence, testimony, beliefs shared in a community etc.).

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Essay 
In Finnish
Written exam 
In Finnish
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Epistemology  Essay 
In English

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Audi, Robert 2011. Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge. 3rd Edition. Oxon: Routledge.

AND one of the following:

Haack, Susan 2009. Evidence and Inquiry: A Pragmatist Reconstruction of Epistemology.

OR

Lackey, Jennifer and Sosa, Ernest (eds.) 2006. The Epistemology of Testimony. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

OR

Kusch, Martin 2002. Knowledge by Agreement. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

OR

Fish, William 2010. Philosophy of Perception. Oxon: Routledge.

OR

Pietersma, Henry 2000. Phenomenological Epistemology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Belongs to following study modules

Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
2016–2017
Teaching
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For Open University students only
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö