FTR-FIPPSB322
Social Epistemology: From Individual Justification to Social Warrant
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Course moduleFTR-FIPPSB322
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Filosofie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
dr. H.J.H. Ghijsen
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Lecturer
dr. H.J.H. Ghijsen
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Contactperson for the course
dr. H.J.H. Ghijsen
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Academic year2023
Period
SEM2  (29/01/2024 to 01/09/2024)
Starting block
SEM2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain some of the key distinctions in theories of knowledge and justification;
  • Critically reflect on the nature of knowledge and justification, in particular in relation to social communities;
  • Write a short paper in which you express those critical reflections bolstered by some additional literature.
Content
The field of epistemology used to focus on how individuals arrived at justified beliefs and knowledge from their experiences of the world. However, many epistemologists have realized that both knowledge and justified belief are incredibly social affairs. In this course, we look at how the focus of epistemology has shifted from individual justification to externalist types of warrant that stem from the organization of our social environment.
 
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Instructional modes
Seminar

Tests
Paper
Test weight1
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock SEM2, Block SEM2