Search for dissertations about: "epistemic"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 111 swedish dissertations containing the word epistemic.

  1. 1. Knowledge Closure and Knowledge Openness : A Study of Epistemic Closure Principles

    Author : Levi Spectre; Peter Pagin; Åsa Wikforss; Stewart Cohen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; knowledge; principle of epistemic closure; knowledge openness; evidence; epistemic principles; skepticism; fallibilism; principles of evidence; evidence openness; dogmatism; safety; chance; Bayesianism; Carnap; Cohen; Dretske; Hawthorne; Hempel; Kripke; Nozick; Pagin; Vogel; Williamson; Theoretical philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi; Theoretical Philosophy; teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : The principle of epistemic closure is the claim that what is known to follow from knowledge is known to be true. This intuitively plausible idea is endorsed by a vast majority of knowledge theorists. There are significant problems, however, that have to be addressed if epistemic closure – closed knowledge – is endorsed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Towards Epistemic and Interpretative Holism : A critique of methodological approaches in research on learning

    Author : Liza Haglund; Niclas Rönnström; Max Scheja; Ninni Wahlström; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; interpretation of learning; Intentional Analysis; conceptual change; epistemic holism; interpretative holism; principle of charity; salient features; pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : The central concern of this thesis is to discuss interpretations of learning in educational research. A point of departure is taken in core epistemological and ontological assumptions informing three major approaches to learning: behaviourism, cognitive constructivism and socioculturalism. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ceteris Paribus in Conservative Epistemic Change

    Author : Frank Zenker; University of Hamburg; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; minimal change; mercury anomaly; ceteris paribus laws; completeness assumptions; epistemic entrenchment;

    Abstract : This work contrasts conservative or minimally mutilating revisions of empirical theories as they are identified in the presently dominant AGM model of formal belief revision and the structuralist program for the reconstruction of empirical theories. The aim is to make understandable why both approaches only partly succeed in substantially informing and formally restraining the issue. READ MORE

  4. 4. (De)coding Modality : The Case of Must, May, Måste and Kan

    Author : Anna Wärnsby; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language and literature; semiotics; syntax; modal verbs; modality; English-Swedish Parallel Corpus; epistemic; deontic; dynamic; indeterminacy; Controllability; Transitivity; Data Mining; pragmatics; Engelska språk och litteratur ; semantics; Grammar; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Abstract : This study investigates the mechanisms of (de)coding modality, focusing on the interpretation of utterances containing the modals must, may, måste, and kan. The main research question posed in this study is what enables the interlocutors to interpret modal expressions so that communicative goals are achieved. READ MORE

  5. 5. Kripke on Necessity : A Metaphysical Investigation

    Author : Kyriakos Theodoridis; Teoretisk filosofi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; ethics; Systematic philosophy; conceivability; mereological identity; ontological character; identity; possible worlds; actuality; properties; ontology; object; contingency; apriori; Metaphysical; epistemic; aesthetics; metaphysics; epistemology; ideology; Systematisk filosofi; etik; estetik; metafysik; kunskapsteori; ideologi; Philosophical logic; Filosofisk logik; logik;

    Abstract : I undertake a metaphysical investigation of Saul Kripke's modern classic, Naming and Necessity (1980). The general problem of my study may be expressed as follows: What is the metaphysical justification of the validity and existence of the pertinent classes of truths, the necessary a posteriori and the contingent a priori, according to the Kripke Paradigm? My approach is meant to disclose the logical and ontological principles underlying Kripke's arguments for the necessary a posteriori and the contingent a priori respectively. READ MORE