Course

Relativism in history of ideas

Description

Thomas Kuhn, Paul Feyerabend, Bas Van Fraasen, Michel Foucault, and Ian Hacking have proposed bold and innovative approaches in history of ideas and philosophy of the sciences, which earned them criticism and accusations of relativism. Are these criticisms justified in each case? Should we accept their approaches or attempting to justify them despite these criticisms. The seminar therefore wish to evaluate the relativistic approaches consequences, if any, and propose critical strategies to justify them or reject them.

Credits

3

Language

en

Faculty

Philosophy

Professor

Jean-François Méthot

Course code

DPHY 5417-6417

Room number

NULL

Academic year

2016-17

Semester

Fall

Level

Graduate

Time

Thursday 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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