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Cursus: 201500418
201500418
What Makes Us Human? What Can We Know?
Cursus informatie
Cursus201500418
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
CursustypeHonours
VoertaalEngels
Contactpersoonprof.dr.ir. R.P.H. Munnik
E-mailr.p.h.munnik@utwente.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
drs. P. van Adrichem-Rotteveel
Docent
prof.dr. J. Hoogland
Docent
prof.dr.ir. R.P.H. Munnik
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof.dr.ir. R.P.H. Munnik
Collegejaar2017
Aanvangsblok
1A
OpmerkingThis course is part of the Honours programme
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
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In this course you will examine different doctrines of knowledge and truth, by means of a thorough and critical reading of some of their proponents. It implies theories like idealism (Plato, Hegel), rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza), empiricism (Locke, Hume), scepticism (Sextus Empiricus, Montaigne), (neo)positivism (Comte, Carnap), pragmatism (James, Dewey), phenomenology (Husserl, Merleau-Ponty), hermeneutics (Heidegger, Ricoeur). But these fashionable and impressive labels do not really matter; important are the basic ideas that they convey and the discussions they evoke – discussions you are invited to participate in.
Basic questions are: “What are the preconditions for human knowledge?” “Is human knowledge finite, and, if so, what are its limitations, and does it make sense to talk about things beyond these limitations?” “what kinds of truth are there (in math, in science, in the humanities, in poetry, in religion)?” “what exactly is a (scientific) truth claim?” “what is the difference between knowledge and wisdom?”
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