Epistemologia (not translated)
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Teacher in charge
Maria Luísa Couto Soares
By the end of the semester students should be able to:
a) understand the main problems of philosophy of knowledge
b) characterize the main currents in contemporary epistemology
c) understand the relation between contemporary epistemological problems and traditional questions of philosophy of knowledge
d) find coherent solutions to the philosophical question about the nature, possibility and value of human knowledge
ARISTÓTELES – Posterior Analytics, Metaphysics, Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, 1989, 1990.
KELLEY, D. – The Evidence of Senses, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London, 1986.
MACLNTIRE – The tasks of Philosophy. Selected Essays. Vol I: capítulo 1 e 8. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006.
POLANYI, M. – The Tacit Dimension, the University of Chicago Press, 2009.
WITTGENSTEIN – Investigações Filosóficas, Lisboa, Fundação C. Gulbenkian, 1985.
WITTGENSTEIN - Da Certeza, Edições 70 (edição bilingue), 1990.
Exposition on the program items.
Presentation of commentaries or other works by the students and discussion in class.
Active Participation in the classes.
Students may present a paper on one of the items of the program.