Admission to one of the following programmes is required:
MA Philosophy 60 EC: specialisation History and Philosophy of the Sciences
MA Philosophy 120 EC: specialisation Philosophy of Natural Sciences
MA Philosophy 120 EC: specialisation Philosophy of Psychology
This course aims to give the student a firm grounding regarding Analyticity and its role in epistemology, philosophy of language and metaphysics. Kant and Quine are familiar names to every student of philosophy, but the notion – though not the name - goes back all the way to Aristotle. Contribution of Thomas Aquinas, Locke, Leibniz, Bolzano Frege and Wittgenstein will also be considered.
Students who successfully complete the course will have knowledge of the main theories about analyticity and their role in various philosophical disciplines, as well as a grasp of the underlying historical development.
Mode of instruction
Class attendance is required.
Total course load 10 EC x 28 hours= 280 hours
Further calculation of the course load to be announced
Active participation in class with assigments and discussion;
Preparation of a mid-term presentation
End paper on a topic determined in consultation with the course teacher
The final mark for the course is established by determination of the weighted average of several subtests. A subtest can be graded as unsatisfactory. Class preparation and attendance are required and are conditions for submission of the paper.
The resit will consists of one examination, a paper. Class preparation, attendance, and practical assignments (presentation) are required and are conditions for submission of the paper for the resit. Students who have obtained a satisfactory grade for the first examination cannot take the resit.
Discussion of the paper is by appointment after publication of the final grade.
Blackboard will be used for:
distribution of texts
distribution of reading assignments
To be announced
Enrolment for courses and exams through uSis is mandatory.
Students are strongly advised to register in uSis through the activity number which can be found in the timetables for courses and exams.
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