Cologne Summer School: “New Perspectives in Epistemology”

The Fifth Cologne Summer School in Philosophy
“New Perspectives in Epistemology”
August 23 – 27, 2010
Visiting Professor: Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University)

The main focus is the intersection of epistemology, theory of action and philosophy of language. We will discuss foundational issues in epistemology (the analysis of knowledge and justification, the controversy between internalism and externalism), as well as more specific issues in the current debate: virtue epistemology, knowledge as a norm of assertion, is there a normative link between knowledge and action?, intuitions and armchair philosophy, the philosophy of disagreement, and epistemic agency. The Summer School mainly aims at professional philosophers and advanced graduate students.

Attendance is free, but limited to 50 participants – on the basis of motivation and qualification. Online application is possible through April 30. Please add a brief letter of motivation where you explain your academic background and your main motivation for participating in the Summer School. Soon after the deadline we will inform you about the success of your application.

Please send your online application to the following email address:
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Grundmann
Philosophisches Seminar
Universität zu Köln

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