Introduction to Epistemology
During the course, students deepen their understanding of the fundamental questions in epistemology related to the nature and value of knowledge, the conditions and structure of justification, epistemic normativity, sources and branches of knowledge, and epistemological relativism. Students will be able to reflect on and analyse specific issues related to these topics.
Literature examinations can be completed during the academic year. Lecture courses will be held during all four teaching periods.
The course deals with central questions in epistemology, including the nature and value of knowledge, the conditions and structure of justification, epistemic normativity, the sources and branches of knowledge, and epistemological relativism.
Compulsory; R. Neta & D. Pritchard (eds.), Arguing about Knowledge (5 cr)
Graded on a scale of 0 to 5. The evaluation criteria are based on the learning outcomes. Grading is based on a lecture or literature exam.
Study method is online examination in Examinarium. First enroll in WebOodi. Then contact the teacher about the books. Then make the time and place reservation in Examinarium: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/examinarium-en/
Students may complete this course in conjunction with the intermediate-level course Epistemology, unless they have already completed that course. Should the students have already taken intermediate Epistemology, they can complete this course by taking an applicable specialisation course or a literature exam.