Introduction to Epistemology


The course deals with the research part for the possibility of knowledge and skeptical arguments, the field from which we can derive knowledge (correct reason - mind, experience -senses), the way in which knowledge and science in our era are connected and other basic questions of epistemology. In examining these issues, the following process is followed: a) clarified as far as possible the concept of Epistemology and distinguished from the concept of Philosophy of Science. b) Reference is made to the opinions of Plato, Aristotle, and the Rationale, for the knowledge. c) In the context of perceptions about the knowledge of modern times, presented (I) selectively the positions for knowledge (source, process of acquisition) of rationalists (Descartes) and the English empiricists (Locke, Berkeley, Hume - Locke, Berkeley, Hume) and (Ii) the concept of rationality is detailed,the role it plays and the importance which is ascribed to the modern controversy between rationalists and constructivist on the establishment of science and knowledge while there are analyzed as well some of the basic positions of one of the most radical schools of modern constructivism, the School of Edinburgh.


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Undergraduate

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Instructors: Christos Xanthopoulos
Department: Department of Sociology
Institution: Panteion University
Subject: Other Sub-Discipline
Rights: CC - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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