|Module title||Naturalist Epistemologies|
|Module lecturer||Joanna K. Malinowska|
|Faculty||Faculty of Philosophy|
Module aim (aims)
After the module, a student:
- is familiarized with the main aims, objects and methods of naturalist epistemologies
- is able to reconstruct and analyse the history of development of naturalist epistemologies
- possesses the ability to understand and interpret source literature on naturalised epistemology
- is able to analyse and compare the most important papers about epistemological naturalism
- has improved her/his intercultural communication skills
Naturalism is currently one of the most popular paradigms in epistemology. Over the years, not only many varieties of epistemological naturalism have appeared, but also many critical voices against it has raised. The course is devoted to reconstruct and analyse the history of its development. We will talk about criticism formulated against this position as well as about many of its types. Finally, we will consider the biggest challenges and the important problems discussed within the naturalistic framework. By participating in the course, students will gain knowledge about the most current epistemological issues and attempts to solve them. Thus, they will be able to understand and participate in contemporary philosophical discussions regarding theory of knowledge.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
No prior epistemological knowledge is required.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Historical background for the development of normalised epistemology
Week 3: Typology of naturalism
Week 4: Meta-subject and subject issues in naturalised epistemology
Week 5: Physicalist trend in naturalised epistemology
Week 6: Meta-subject issues in the physicalist naturalised epistemology
Week 7: Selected subject problems in the physicalist naturalised epistemology
Week 8: Evolutionist trend in naturalised epistemology
Week 9: Evolutionary epistemology as a research program
Week 10:Meta-subject issues in the evolutionary epistemology
Week 10:Meta-subject issues in the evolutionary epistemology 2
Week 12: Selected subject problems in the evolutionist naturalised epistemology
Week 13: Biological and cultural co-constructivism as an interdisciplinary continuation of the program
Week 14: Limits of the naturalisation of epistemology
Week 15: Summary and the closing discussion
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- Quine W. O. – Epistemology naturalized
- Kim, J. (1988). What Is „Naturalized Epistemology”? Philosophical Perspectives (2) Ridgeview
- G o l d m a n A . (1993). Epistemic Folkways and Scientific Epistemology. Philosophical Issues (3), s. 271–285.
- Knowles J. (2002). Naturalised Epistemology Without Norms. Croatian Journal of Philosophy (2/6), s. 281–295.
- Churchland P. S. (1987). Epistemology in the Age of Neuroscience. The Journal of Philosophy (84/10), s. 544–553.
- Bo n J o u r L . (1998). In Defence of Pure Reason: Rationalist Account of A Priori Justification. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- L o r e n z K . (2009). Kant’s Doctrine Of The A Priori In The Light Of Contemporary Bio- logy, [w:] Philosophy after Darwin: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Princeton: Princeton University Press, s. 231–247.
- Campbell D. T. (1987a). Evolutionary Epistemology, [w:] Evolutionary Epistemology, Ratio- nality, and the Sociology of Knowledge. (Red.) Radnitzky G., Bartley W.W.III, La Salle: Open Court, s. 47–90.
- Ramirez-Goicoechea – Cognition, evolution, and sociality. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/1-4020-3395-8_13
- Chiao J. Y i inni. (2010). Theory and methods in cultural neuroscience. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (5/2–3), s. 356–361.