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SS 2019/2020

Seminars

Luis Rosa, Mon 2 - 3.30 p.m., room 4.016

Introduction to formal methods in philosophy

In this course I will introduce the main topics of/methods used in formal epistemology. We will study the use of formal logic as a means of encoding epistemic principles of knowledge and belief, and apply it to the treatment of paradoxes such as the Knowability Paradox and Moore's Paradox. We will also go through the literature on Bayesianism and the relationship between categorical beliefs and degrees-of-belief, thus bringing the probability calculus to bear on epistemological issues.

Stefanie Grüne, Tue 5.45 - 7-15 p.m., room 4.016

Kants transzendentale Deduktion der Kategorien

Stefanie Grüne, Tue 10.00 - 11.30 a.m., room 4.016

The Argument of Illusion

Paul Silva, Tue 10 - 11.30 a.m., room 4.202

The Epistemology of Sexism and Racism

Paul Silva, Wed 12 - 1.30 p.m., room 4.016

Metaphysics and Epistemology

Jakob Ohlhorst, Wed 4 - 5.30 p.m., room 4.011

Hätte wissen sollen - Ethik des Wissens

Kenstück des Seminars wird die Lektüre von Miranda Frickers Epistemic Injustice - Power and the Ethics of Knowing (2007), in dem das Phänomen der epistemischen Ungerechtigkeit untersucht wird. Ergänzt wird diese Lektüre durch weitere klassische Texte zum Thema, wie Cliffords "Ethics of Belief" (1877) und Montmarquets "Epistemic Virtue and Doxastic Responsibility" (1993). Zwei Themen werden dabei den Fokus bilden: einerseits inwiefern wir moralisch verantwortlich dafür sind Dinge zu wissen, andererseits welche Rechte und Pflichten wir als kommunizierende epistemische Subjekte haben, das heisst, was die moralische Rolle von Zeugnis ist.

Die Teilnahme am Kurs kann durch eine Teilnahme am diesjährigen Jena Summer Symposium in Philosophy (https://jesyp.jimdo.com) ergänzt werden. Das Thema des Symposiums ist "The Ethics of Knowing", und Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff) wird am ersten Tag ein Einführungsseminar für die Studentinnen und Studenten, die am Symposium teilnehmen, geben. Dies erlaubt es dann, besser am darauffolgenden Workshop teilnehmen zu können.

Luis Rosa, Thu 2 - 3.30 p.m., room S58 (Philosophikum)

Textverständnis und Essaytraining (4)

Geschult werden die Fähigkeiten der Studierenden, philosophische Texte strukturiert zu lesen, Argumentationsgänge präzise zu analysieren und klar gegliederte Essays zu verfassen. 

Lisa Benossi, Fri 2 - 3.30 p.m., S81 (Philosophikum)

Reading the Critique of Pure Reason

Within the seminar, we will to read through Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, end to end.
Each relevant section of the Critique will be accompanied with an explanation of the main
concepts introduced. Therefore, I will attempt to provide a gentle introduction to Kant's theoretical philosophy;
we will focus mainly on the first Critique, however, whenever possible I will try to hint at relevant
pre- and post-critical works.

Francesco Paolini, Fri 2 - 3.30 p.m., room S94 (Philosophikum)

Knowledge-First Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind

This course aims to critically engage with Timothy Williamson’s epistemology and philosophy of mind as they are presented in Knowledge and Its Limitsand closely examine the arguments for and against its core theses advanced by both advocates and foes of Williamson’s philosophical project, as well as to learn about its remote and recent precursors. 

Giulia Napolitano, tba

The Epistemology of Conspiracy Theories

This course will focus on the current philosophical debate on conspiracy theories. Even though
it will be primarily centred on the epistemology of conspiracy theories, it will incorporate the
discussion of some recent papers from others disciplines, such as psychology and sociology, as
well as material from the public debate on conspiracy theorising.