Search for dissertations about: "epistemology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 103 swedish dissertations containing the word epistemology.

  1. 1. The Epistemology of Rhetoric : Plato, Doxa and Post-Truth

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Literature, Uppsala University

    Author : Erik Bengtson; Uppsala universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; doxa; epistemology; post-truth rhetoric; Plato; Aristotle; Roland Barthes; Robert Hariman; Ruth Amossy; Mats Rosengren; rhetorical anthropology; rhetorical ontology; argumentation theory; autonomy; Rhetoric; Retorik;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to develop an epistemology of rhetoric in light of the apparent contemporary post-truth condition of society. Epistemology is hereby understood as concerned with principles for knowledge production within the academic discipline of rhetoric, as well as with an understanding of knowledge production in the public realm. READ MORE

  2. 2. Coherence : Studies in epistemology and belief revision

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Erik J. Olsson; Uppsala universitet.; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; coherence; justification; belief revision; epistemology; AGM; Bonjour; Lehrer; Filosofi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen; teoretisk filosofi; Theoretical Philosophy;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of seven papers and a comprehensive summary. The subject matter is so-calledcoherence theories of justification, according to which epistemic justification, and ultimately knowledge,is essentially a matter of relations between beliefs, of how well they hang together. READ MORE

  3. 3. Deciphering the Meaning of Revealed Law : The Sur´shian Paradigm in Shi’i Epistemology

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Ashk Dahlén; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Languages and linguistics; Islam; Shi’i; Iran; sharīʿat; fiqh; uṣūl al-fiqh; ikhtilāf; qabḍwa basṭ; Surūsh; Jawādī-Āmulī; Mujtahid-Shabistarī; Rūmī; epistemology; hermeneutics; history of philosophy and science; postmodernism; modernity; mysticism; relativism; interpretation; Språkvetenskap; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap; Iranska språk; Iranian Languages;

    Abstract : This study analyses the major intellectual positions in the philosophical debate on Islamic law that is occuring in contemporary Iran. As the characteristic features of traditional epistemic considerations have a direct bearing on the modern development of Islamic legal thought, the contemporary positions are initially set against the established normative repertory of Islamic tradition. READ MORE

  4. 4. From Conceivability to Possibility An Essay in Modal Epistemology

    University dissertation from Umeå : Filosofi och lingvistik

    Author : Anders Berglund; Umeå universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Theoretical philosophy; Modal Epistemology; Teoretisk filosofi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects Theoretical philosophy; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen Teoretisk filosofi; teoretisk filosofi; Theoretical Philosophy;

    Abstract : This study deals with the thesis that conceivability implies possibility. Confronted with alleged counterexamples to this thesis, some philosophers have turned to what may be called “idealized” or “more demanding” notions of conceivability. READ MORE

  5. 5. Modal Empiricism Made Difficult: An Essay in the Meta-Epistemology of Modality

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg

    Author : Ylwa Wirling; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2019]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; epistemology of modality; modal epistemology; integration challenge; non-uniformism; modal empiricism; metaphysics of modality; epistemic value;

    Abstract : Philosophers have always taken an interest not only in what is actually the case, but in what is necessarily the case and what could possibly be the case. These are questions of modality. Epistemologists of modality enquire into how we can know what is necessary and what is possible. This dissertation concerns the meta-epistemology of modality. READ MORE