[FE 1019]  Epistemology I

Semester I
wednesday 10:30 - 12:15

Course Information

Professor: RAFFRAY, Matthieu
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester I
wednesday 10:30 - 12:15


What can we know and how do we know is one of the most fundamental question of philosophy. Yet as a discipline epistemology/ critica / gnoseology is relatively young and there is even no consensus, by which name it should be labeled. The course will comprise:(1)A Realistic approach of the problem of cognition and knowledge, centered on reading and interpreting Aristotle’skey texts. (2) An extensive reading of the main texts of Aquinas on Epistemology: existence and nature of the human soul and its faculties, description of sensitive knowledge, external and internal senses, intellectual knowledge and nature of the human intellect, Possible intellect & Agent Intellect. (3)An historical overview of the most important approaches in Epistemology: from Ancient Philosophy to Modern and Contemporary Philosophies


THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa theologiae, Ia pars, qq. 84-89: lat.-engl.: vol. 12,Human Intelligence, with introd., notes, appendices and glossary by Paul T. DURBIN, London [e.a.] 1968 (fundamental) ARISTOTLE : De anima, Books I & II (English ed. R. D. Hicks, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015) Anthony KENNY: Aquinas on mind, London, Routledge, 1993