Styles of Doing Philosophy II: Analytic Philosophy


Course Objective

• Students will learn about the origins, historical development,
characteristic features, and diversity of the methods of analytic
philosophy in several of the major subfields of philosophy.
• Students will learn to recognize and employ characteristically
analytic methods.
• Students will become familiar with some of the criticisms of the
methods of analytics philosophy and replies to those criticisms.
• Students will be able to recognize and employ analytical methods in
metaphysics, and epistemology.
• Students will be able to reflect critically on the possibilities and
limitations of analytic methods, also in comparison to the ‘continental
style’ of doing philosophy.
• Students will improve their writing and presentation skills.

Course Content

This course offers a presentation of the analytic approach to doing
philosophy through the intensive study of texts representing the
analytic style.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and interactive seminars

Method of Assessment

Short papers

Entry Requirements

Epistemologie, Metafysics, Ethiek I & II, Politieke Filosofie, Logica


Selected recent papers and book chapters, as specified in the course

Target Audience

BA3 Philosophy

Additional Information

This course is obligatory in the third year. Attendance is compulsory.

General Information

Course Code W_FIL_ST2
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator prof. dr. R. van Woudenberg
Examiner prof. dr. R. van Woudenberg
Teaching Staff prof. dr. R. van Woudenberg

Practical Information

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