Certainty, Uncertainty and Trust 2019/2020 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2020, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 20 April 2020

End date: 24 May 2020

Application Deadline: 15 October 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-00803 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry Requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? Why do we consider certain statements more reliable than others? How is credibility achieved in practice, and what is the connection between universal or nearly universal acceptance and truth? By what criteria do we determine the truth of conceptual relations, and how do we come to accept those criteria? In this course, we will read a selection of philosophical classics (Plato, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Moore, Wittgenstein and Peirce) with a focus on uncertainty.

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Department of Philosophy

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