Course

Epistemology after Descartes: Replies to Skepticism

Description

~~Starting from the modern skeptical crisis, from Erasmus to Hume, we look at the Cartesian solution and the critiques and counter-proposals it engendered. Participants will be invited to explore the various argumentative strategies in the history of this problem that still challenges philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion. Depending on the research interests of participants, themes for study will include among others, Descartes and foundationalism, Critiques of Cartesian foundationalism, Modern empiricism, Enlightenment answers to skepticism, Transcendental philosophy and skepticism, skepticism and positivism in Auguste Comte, early analytical philosophy on skepticism, from Russell to Popper, Wittgenstein and philosophy of language on skepticism, naturalized epistemology, coherentism, contextualism, feminist epistemology.

Credits

3

Language

en

Faculty

Philosophy

Professor

Jean-François Méthot

Course code

DPHY 5321

Room number

NULL

Academic year

2014-15

Semester

Winter

Level

Graduate

Time

NULL

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