851-0097-00L  What Is Knowledge and Under What Conditions Are We Entitled to Claim Knowledge?

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersL. Wingert
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


851-0097-00 GWas ist Wissen und wann dürfen wir Wissen beanspruchen?2 hrs
Thu12:15-14:00HG D 5.2 »
L. Wingert

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AbstractThe seminar aims at a clarification of the concept of knowledge, as it is built in our experiential relations to the world. An analysis is needed of the difference between knowledge and belief, of the relation between objectivity and knowledge, and of the role of reasons for having knowledge. Additionally, the legitimacy of different types of knowledge claims should be evaluated.
ObjectiveOn will able to evaluate the arguments pro and con the thesis, that knowledge is justified, true belief. Furthermore, one will gain some insights in the role of reasons for knowledge and in the merits and misgivings of a naturalistic account of knowledge. Finally, one will be a bit more familiar with some theories of philosophical epistemology (e.g. empiricism, rationalism).

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ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersL. Wingert
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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