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Theories of Judgement

Vak 2011-2012

Admission requirements

Two years of study in philosophy completed, or equivalent. Passive knowledge of the German language.


The course will cover theories of judgement and truth from the analytic and the phenomenological tradition. Besides Wayne Martin’s book, that deals with the relation between psychology and logic, we will read Frege, Brentano, Dummett, and recently published papers on judgement and assertion.

Course objectives

Course objectives will be posted on Blackboard by the start of the course.


Monday, 9:00-12:00

See Collegeroosters Wijsbegeerte 2011-2012 , Master’s Programmes in Philosophy (Dutch website)
See Timetables Philosophy 2011-2012 , Master’s Programmes in Philosophy (English website)

Mode of instruction


Assessment method




Reading list

  • Wayne M. Martin, Theories of Judgment , Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Additional texts will be announced.


Please register for this course on uSis.

Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply.

Contact information

Dr. M.S. van der Schaar


Specialisation (MA Philosophy): History and Philosophy of the Sciences
Specialisations (MA Philosophy of a Specific Discipline): Philosophy of Natural Sciences, Philosophy of Psychology