Analytic Philosophy (konwersatorium) - 2019/2020

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Piotr Lipski
Organising unit:Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
1. Introduce students to the definition of analytic philosophy.
2. Introduce the notion of argument, types thereof and fallacies in the context of philosophical arguments.
3. Present and discuss the elaboration of structural reliabilist approach to epistemic justification.
Prerequisites
M.A. in philosophy or related discipline.
Learning outcomes
W
1.Students can define analytic philosophy and discuss its variety.
2. Students understand the notion of arguments and can recognize and analyze fallacies in argumentation.
3. Students understand epistemic justification and the use of logical probability.
U
1. Students can identify analytic philosophical texts and their structure.
2. Students can analyze philosophical arguments and indicate fallacies.
3. Students can indicate limitations of scientistic approaches in philosophy.
K
1. Openess to discussion and rational criticism of own views.
2. Develop ability to work in groups and develop beliefs by means of rational discussion.
Teaching method
multimedia presentation, discussion, written work
Course content description
Analytic philosophy as family resemblance with regard to different notions thereof. Scientistic and humanistic approaches in philosophy. Historical survey of attempts to define it. Attempts to use criteria: geographical, historical, topics, doctrines, style, method.
Forms of assessment
Presence and discussion during the class for credit without mark.
Required reading list
Baggini J., and Fosl P.S., The philosopher’s toolkit: a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford; Malden, Mass. 2010.
Bovens L., and Hartmann S., Bayesian epistemology, Clarendon Press, Oxford 2003.
Budzynska K., ..., Kawalec P. et al., The Polish School of Argumentation: A Manifesto, „Argumentation,” 2014, pp. 1–16.
Gauch H.G., Scientific method in practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [u.a.] 2003.
Goodman N., Fact, fiction, and forecast, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass 1983, 4th ed.
Kawalec P., Structural Reliabilism: Inductive Logic As a Theory of Justification, Springer Science & Business Media 2003.
Kawalec P. Moderately Pluralistic Methodology, „Roczniki Filozoficzne,” 2012, t.60, no 4, pp. 233–247.
Swinburne R., Epistemic justification, Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, Oxford; New York 2001, http://site.ebrary.com/id/10273268.
Taylor C., Philosophical arguments, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass 1995.
Twardowski K., Symbolomania and Pragmatophobia, [in:] Semiotics in Poland 1984–1969, ed by. J. Pelc, Springer Netherlands 1979, Synthese Library 119, pp. 3–6.
Williams B., Philosophy as a humanistic discipline, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J.; Woodstock 2008.
Field of study: Filozofia (stacjonarne doktoranckie)
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 3
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Grade
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 3
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Credit
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 5
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Grade
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 5
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Credit
Year/semester:Year IV - Semester 7
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Grade
Year/semester:Year IV - Semester 7
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Credit
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 3
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Grade
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 3
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Credit
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 5
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Grade
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 5
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Credit
Year/semester:Year IV - Semester 7
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Grade
Year/semester:Year IV - Semester 7
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Credit