Epistemology

Course Number: 
HSL857
LTP structure: 
3-0-0
Discipline: 
Philosophy
Credit: 
3.0

Pre-requisite

Course Objective

An understanding of the philosophical question of Knowledge and Rational Belief by taking into consideration the possibility of Scepticism, and then attempting a critical comprehension of the Character of Epistemology by bringing into discussion contemporary developments such as Social Epistemology, Virtue Epistemology and Feminist Epistemology.

Course Content

Necessary and Sufficient conditions of Knowledge and the Gettier Problem. Theories of Epistemic Justification: Evidentialism and Reliabilism; Internalism and Externalism; Foundationalism and Coherentism. Scepticism: Philosophical Scepticism and Ordinary Incredulity; Semantic Contextualism and Inferential Contextualism. Social Epistemology: Epistemology and Collective Doxastic Agency; Epistemology of Testimony. Virtue Epistemology: Knowledge and Intellectual Virtues; Epistemic Values. Feminist Epistemology: Critique of Rationality and Gender Duality; Feminist Epistemology of Science; Feminist Naturalized Epistemology: Standpoint Theory.
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