- Critically reflect on the key concept of knowledge production in philosophy (TOK and philosophy of science), the university, and in relation to colonialism, sexism and racism, and philosophy of science;
- Connect these theoretical topics to the questions of ethics and politics in a globalized society and at the university;
- Explore the contemporary debates about decolonizing the university and society;
- Learn to read very difficult philosophical texts (e.g. form and content) collectively.
Ethics and Politics of Knowledge Production
The first few seminars will be guided readings/discussion of key texts in this field. After this we will try to apply and investigate the contemporary debates and the connection to ethics and politics by way of less ‘canonical’ writings (a topic itself that will be theorised it the seminar). For this you will be asked to present in groups.
|- Attendance of all sessions is required (pass/fail)
- Short mid-term paper (30 %)
- Presentations/participation (10 %)
- Final paper – the goal is to write a paper that could be submitted to a journal in a special issue on the Ethics and Politics of Knowledge Production (60 %)|