Advanced Epistemology

Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status

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Course Description: 

The course surveys some issues that have been in the focus of interest in contemporary discussions in epistemology. The course will be organised around two themes: one is the different varieties of knowledge, the other the interaction between epistemic and practical issues. Planned topics:

  1. Objectual knowledge
  2. Know-wh
  3. Know-how
  4. Knowing what itʼs like
  5. Knowledge and pragmatic encroachment
  6. Conditions of testimony
  7. Teaching practical knowledge
  8. Testimony and injustice
  9. What is epistemic about epistemic injustice
Learning Outcomes: 

Students will become familiar with some of the most recent developments in contemporary epistemological research. Through the discussion and evaluation of readings, they will further develop their analytic, reading and critical skills. Through critical reflection on arguments and positions, they will develop their ability to formulate their own positions, and will take a step towards offering original contributions to philosophical debates. Students who are interested in in depth-engagement with epistemology or related fields for their thesis work or further graduate studies will acquire essential background to support their research.


This is an advanced course in epistemology, and it presupposes that students took the  Epistemology MA course at CEU, or a similar survey course elsewhere. In case of doubt, please contact the instructor and describe your background in epistemology.