UE583 - Research Seminar in Epistemology


Lieu et planning


Attention !
Vous ne pourrez pas accéder à ce séminaire sans avoir préalablement déposé une demande via le lien suivant (une demande est nécessaire pour chaque séminaire auquel vous souhaitez participer, merci de déposer la demande au plus tard 72 heures avant le début de la première séance) : https://participations.ehess.fr/demandes/__nouvelle__?seminaire=583.

  • ENS-Ulm
    45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris
    2nd semestre / hebdomadaire, mardi 16:00-17:30
    du 22 février 2022 au 7 juin 2022
    Nombre de séances : 10


Description


Dernière modification : 14 mars 2022 11:16

Type d'UE
Enseignements fondamentaux de master
Domaine
-
Disciplines
Philosophie et épistémologie
Page web
-
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Épistémologie Philosophie Philosophie analytique
Aires culturelles
-
Intervenant·e·s
  • Valentin Teillet [référent·e]   doctorant chargé d'enseignement, EHESS / Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage (CRAL)

Semester: S2
Number of hours: 15 (1.5 x 10)
Rerequisites: None
Course taught in: English
Where? ENS, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris, Pavillon Pasteur (1st floor)
When? On Tuesdays 3pm - 4.30pm, from 22/02 to 07/06

All students have to sign up via the EHESS platform, which you access here: https://participations.ehess.fr/demandes/__nouvelle__?seminaire=583 You must be enrolled to receive the assigned readings.

Readings. Some of the readings are available online, but all of them will be sent to participants via email.
Course Requirements. Participants should do the readings for each meeting, and attend in participate in each week’s discussion.

Course description. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to some of the most important issues and debates of contemporary discussion in epistemology. We will examine together the nature of knowledge and the possibility to attain knowledge of what the world is really like. We will be particularly interested in such general questions as: Can knowledge be defined? Is knowledge a natural entity or a concept? Can knowledge be sensitive to context, culture, and practical factors? Are there degrees of knowledge? What is the relationship between knowledge and rationality? Can there be a psychology of knowledge? Can groups know? Is knowledge innate? We will also look at the role that knowledge can play in other disciplines such as sociology, psychology, and biology. Each session will be based on a paper or portions of books that focus on important and influential topics in epistemology. After the first introductory session, each session will be run as a discussion-intensive seminar, where all students are expected to ask questions and participate in the discussion.


Session 1: The Analysis of Knowledge (22/02)

  • Gettier, Edmund L (1963). Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? Analysis 23 (6):121-123.

Session 2: Internalism and Externalism (01/03)

  • Goldman, Alvin (2009). “Internalism, Externalism, and the Architecture of Justification,” Journal of Philosophy, 106(6): 309-338. Reprinted in Goldman, 2012. Reliabilism and Contemporary Epistemology. Oxford University Press.

Session 3: Subject-Sensitivity and Contextualism (15/03)

  • DeRose, K (1992). “Contextualism and Knowledge Attributions”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 52(4): 913–929.

Session 4: Knowledge First (29/03)

  • Williamson, Timothy (2000). Knowledge and Its Limits, “Preface” (included in the “Front Matter” in the on-line version of the book), p. v; and “Introduction,” pp. 1-11.

Session 5: Folk Epistemology (12/04)

  • Richard F Kitchener (2019). The Epistemology of Folk Epistemology, Analysis, Volume 79, Issue 3, July 2019, Pages 521–530

Session 6: Knowledge and Rationality (19/04)

  • Williamson, Timothy “Epistemological Ambivalence”, to appear in Nicholas Hughes (ed.), Epistemic Dilemmas, OUP

Session 7: Epistemology Naturalized (10/05)

  • Quine, W.V.O (1969b). “Epistemology Naturalized”, in Quine 1969a: 69–90

Session 8: Social Epistemology (17/05)

  • Engel, Pascal (2007). Une épistémologie sociale peut-elle être aléthiste ? In Bouvier, A., & Conein, B. (Eds.), L’épistémologie sociale : Une théorie sociale de la connaissance. Éditions de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

Session 9: Knowledge and Mind (24/05)

  • Nagel, Jennifer (2013). Knowledge as a Mental State. Oxford Studies in Epistemology 4:275-310.

Session 10: Core Knowledge (07/06) 

  • Engel, Pascal (2007). Taking Seriously Knowledge as a Mental State. In: Carlo Penco, Michael Beaney, Massimiliano Vignolo (Ed.). Explaining the mental: naturalist and non-naturalist approaches to mental acts and processes. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, p. 50-71.

Core Readings:

  • Engel, Pascal (2007). Va Savoir: De la Connaissance En Général. Hermann.
  • Nagel, Jennifer (2014). Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.

Master


  • Ateliers de lecture – Philosophie-Philosophie du langage et de l'esprit – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 0 ECTS
    MCC – autre
  • Ateliers de lecture – Philosophie-Philosophie sociale et politique – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 0 ECTS
    MCC – autre

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
-
Informations pratiques

S2
Starts on February 22 2021, 3pm - 4.30pm
ENS, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris, Pavillon Pasteur (1st floor)

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

None

Dernière modification : 14 mars 2022 11:16

Type d'UE
Enseignements fondamentaux de master
Domaine
-
Disciplines
Philosophie et épistémologie
Page web
-
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Épistémologie Philosophie Philosophie analytique
Aires culturelles
-
Intervenant·e·s
  • Valentin Teillet [référent·e]   doctorant chargé d'enseignement, EHESS / Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage (CRAL)

Semester: S2
Number of hours: 15 (1.5 x 10)
Rerequisites: None
Course taught in: English
Where? ENS, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris, Pavillon Pasteur (1st floor)
When? On Tuesdays 3pm - 4.30pm, from 22/02 to 07/06

All students have to sign up via the EHESS platform, which you access here: https://participations.ehess.fr/demandes/__nouvelle__?seminaire=583 You must be enrolled to receive the assigned readings.

Readings. Some of the readings are available online, but all of them will be sent to participants via email.
Course Requirements. Participants should do the readings for each meeting, and attend in participate in each week’s discussion.

Course description. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to some of the most important issues and debates of contemporary discussion in epistemology. We will examine together the nature of knowledge and the possibility to attain knowledge of what the world is really like. We will be particularly interested in such general questions as: Can knowledge be defined? Is knowledge a natural entity or a concept? Can knowledge be sensitive to context, culture, and practical factors? Are there degrees of knowledge? What is the relationship between knowledge and rationality? Can there be a psychology of knowledge? Can groups know? Is knowledge innate? We will also look at the role that knowledge can play in other disciplines such as sociology, psychology, and biology. Each session will be based on a paper or portions of books that focus on important and influential topics in epistemology. After the first introductory session, each session will be run as a discussion-intensive seminar, where all students are expected to ask questions and participate in the discussion.


Session 1: The Analysis of Knowledge (22/02)

  • Gettier, Edmund L (1963). Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? Analysis 23 (6):121-123.

Session 2: Internalism and Externalism (01/03)

  • Goldman, Alvin (2009). “Internalism, Externalism, and the Architecture of Justification,” Journal of Philosophy, 106(6): 309-338. Reprinted in Goldman, 2012. Reliabilism and Contemporary Epistemology. Oxford University Press.

Session 3: Subject-Sensitivity and Contextualism (15/03)

  • DeRose, K (1992). “Contextualism and Knowledge Attributions”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 52(4): 913–929.

Session 4: Knowledge First (29/03)

  • Williamson, Timothy (2000). Knowledge and Its Limits, “Preface” (included in the “Front Matter” in the on-line version of the book), p. v; and “Introduction,” pp. 1-11.

Session 5: Folk Epistemology (12/04)

  • Richard F Kitchener (2019). The Epistemology of Folk Epistemology, Analysis, Volume 79, Issue 3, July 2019, Pages 521–530

Session 6: Knowledge and Rationality (19/04)

  • Williamson, Timothy “Epistemological Ambivalence”, to appear in Nicholas Hughes (ed.), Epistemic Dilemmas, OUP

Session 7: Epistemology Naturalized (10/05)

  • Quine, W.V.O (1969b). “Epistemology Naturalized”, in Quine 1969a: 69–90

Session 8: Social Epistemology (17/05)

  • Engel, Pascal (2007). Une épistémologie sociale peut-elle être aléthiste ? In Bouvier, A., & Conein, B. (Eds.), L’épistémologie sociale : Une théorie sociale de la connaissance. Éditions de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

Session 9: Knowledge and Mind (24/05)

  • Nagel, Jennifer (2013). Knowledge as a Mental State. Oxford Studies in Epistemology 4:275-310.

Session 10: Core Knowledge (07/06) 

  • Engel, Pascal (2007). Taking Seriously Knowledge as a Mental State. In: Carlo Penco, Michael Beaney, Massimiliano Vignolo (Ed.). Explaining the mental: naturalist and non-naturalist approaches to mental acts and processes. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, p. 50-71.

Core Readings:

  • Engel, Pascal (2007). Va Savoir: De la Connaissance En Général. Hermann.
  • Nagel, Jennifer (2014). Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
  • Ateliers de lecture – Philosophie-Philosophie du langage et de l'esprit – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 0 ECTS
    MCC – autre
  • Ateliers de lecture – Philosophie-Philosophie sociale et politique – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 0 ECTS
    MCC – autre
Contacts additionnels
-
Informations pratiques

S2
Starts on February 22 2021, 3pm - 4.30pm
ENS, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris, Pavillon Pasteur (1st floor)

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

None

Attention !
Vous ne pourrez pas accéder à ce séminaire sans avoir préalablement déposé une demande via le lien suivant (une demande est nécessaire pour chaque séminaire auquel vous souhaitez participer, merci de déposer la demande au plus tard 72 heures avant le début de la première séance) : https://participations.ehess.fr/demandes/__nouvelle__?seminaire=583.

  • ENS-Ulm
    45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris
    2nd semestre / hebdomadaire, mardi 16:00-17:30
    du 22 février 2022 au 7 juin 2022
    Nombre de séances : 10