Epistemology
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Course code
HIF6321.HT
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Course title in Estonian
Epistemoloogia
Course title in English
Epistemology
ECTS credits
6.0
Assessment form
Examination
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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Course aims
To create prerequisites for orientation in the basic problems of epistemology and in the most important schools of philosophical epistemology.
To create preconditions for the development of the ability to distinguish one epistemological strategy from another; the ability to notice their weaknesses and strengths.
To create prerequisites for the development of skills for understanding and analyzing philosophical texts in the field of epistemology.
To create preconditions for the development of a deeper understanding of one epistemological strategy in student selection.
Brief description of the course
The course addresses the basic problems of epistemology, focusing on questions such as what is knowledge? how is knowledge generated? is and how does knowledge differ from opinion or belief? on what is knowledge based? etc. An overview of the most important epistemological schools in philosophy: rationalism, empiricism, essentialism, nominalism, pragmatism, phenomenology, etc. Analysis of philosophical texts on epistemology. In-depth treatment of one school of epistemology at the student's choice.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- focuses on the basic problems of epistemology and the most important schools of philosophical epistemology;
- is able to distinguish one epistemological strategy from another; to notice their weaknesses and strengths;
- is able to analyze philosophical texts in the field of epistemology;
- has a deeper understanding of one epistemological strategy at the student's choice.
Teacher
Leo Luks
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