History of Analytic Philosophy

2019-2020
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Doel vak

The student:
- obtains knowledge of the major historical developments in
Anglo-American philosophy in the 20th century
- can describe the major contributions of the most important
philosophers in this tradition
- can read primary texts in analytic philosophy
- understands and is able to use the logical formalism invoked in
philosophical analysis

Inhoud vak

Since the beginning of the 20th century, a new Anglo-American style in
philosophy has been developed, which became known as analytic
philosophy. This tradition is characterised by its conceptual rigour,
tight argumentation, and most of all, by its abundant use of the formal
tools of logic. The central disciplines were epistemology (or philosophy
of science), philosophy of language, metaphysics, and more recently,
philosophy of mind. We will study this tradition from its inception
until the 1980s. A historical overview of the major developments will be
given, and we will read read primary texts by Russell, Wittgenstein,
Tarski, Quine, and Kripke.

Onderwijsvorm

Lecture (historical overview)
Seminar (text reading)

Toetsvorm

Exam

Literatuur

Schwartz, S. (2012). A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy, Chicester:
Wiley-Blackwell.
Selected primary texts (to be announced on canvas)
Course notes on logic

Doelgroep

The course is for 2nd year Bachelor students in Philosophy.
The course can be followed by other students, but some knowledge of
formal logic is required and some rudimentary knowledge of epistemology,
philosophy of science, or metaphysics.

Toelichting Canvas

A longer course description will be posted on canvas.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Argumentation theory (in particular logic)

Algemene informatie

Vakcode W_BA_LOG
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
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