Class discussions draw significantly on prior published work by both instructors. References to such work not included in class reading assignments are added here as their relevance emerges.
First 5 class sessions
Michael Krausz, Rightness and Reasons: Interpretation in Cultural Practices, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993 (R&R)
Michael Krausz, Limits of Rightness, Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2000 (LR)
A.D. Ritvoi (ed) Interpretation and its Objects: Studies in the Philosophy of Michael Krausz, New York: Rodopi, 2003 (I&O)
Michael Krausz, Interpretation and Transformation: Explorations in Art and the Self, New York: Rodopi, 2007 (I&T)
For singularism vs. multiplism: Part I of R&R
For the relation between ideals of interpretation and ontology (realism vs. constructivism): Part II of R&R.
For further development of the above: Ch. 1-4 of LR
For attempts toward a reconciliation between realism and constructivism: Ch. 6-10 of LR
For aims of interpretation and edification, and life projects. etc. Ch.11-14 of LR.
For development of all the above in light of I&O, the whole of I&T
On problems of fundamentalism in science and elsewhere: fundrel, ID&evol, ibelieve, twocultures?
On the limits of induction and deduction: Rorty
On approaches to science and culture beyond induction and deduction: science?, SMB&HC, lesswrong, descartes