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
• 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 ContentThis course offers a presentation of the analytic approach to doing
philosophy through the intensive study of texts representing the
Teaching MethodsLectures and interactive seminars
Method of AssessmentShort papers
Entry RequirementsEpistemologie, Metafysics, Ethiek I & II, Politieke Filosofie, Logica
LiteratureSelected recent papers and book chapters, as specified in the course
Target AudienceBA3 Philosophy
Additional InformationThis course is obligatory in the third year. Attendance is compulsory.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. R. van Woudenberg|
|Examiner||prof. dr. R. van Woudenberg|
prof. dr. R. van Woudenberg
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