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1. Compare knowledge, belief and certainty. List some things you are most certain about.
2. What are the ways of knowing? Compare them.
3. Are some areas of knowledge more certain than others? If so, why?
4. Should we respect all beliefs in the same way? If not, which ones we shouldn’t respect and
why?
5. What is knowledge according to Plato? What are the problems with the definition?
6. Compare the ways of justification.
7. Compare personal and shared knowledge.
8. What do you think what is it that everyone does know and what everyone should know?
9. What are the obstacles to personal knowledge?
10. What are the main problems with the Internet concerning knowledge?
11. Why should we trust the experts?
12. What are the main problems with the media?
13. Language, sense perception and reason.
14. The emotions, intuition and imagination.
15. Memory and faith.
16. What are the main areas of knowledge? Compare them.
17. How to explain ethics?
18. What are the main issues concerning the cultural perspectives of knowledge?
19. Explain the commonsense view of science.
20. Induction and its problem. Deduction.
21. Karl Popper’s falsificationist approach.
22. Thomas Kuhn’s conception of the paradigms and scientific revolutions.
23. Methodology of the research programmes of Imre Lakatos.
24. Comparison of Popper, Kuhn and Lakatos.
25. Anarchist methodology of Paul Feyerabend.
26. Realism and Anti-Realism.
27. Philosophy of Nicholas Maxwell from standard empiricism to aim-oriented empiricism and
aim-oriented rationality.
28. Explain the conceptions of ϕ-science and non-ϕ- science of Rein Vihalemm.
29. Is Rein Vihalemm’s practical realism realism? Explain.
30. Explain the essence of the methodology of self-organisation of Ilya Prigogine.

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Exam Topics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Compare knowledge, belief and certainty. List some things you are most certain about. What are the ways of knowing? Compare them. Are some areas of knowledge more certain than ...
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