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Course module: FRRMV16001
FRRMV16001
Core Readings in Theoretical Philosophy
Course infoSchedule
Course codeFRRMV16001
ECTS Credits5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Humanities; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Filosofie en Religiewetenschap RMA;
Contact personprof. dr. D. Cohnitz
Telephone0624116078
E-mailD.Cohnitz@uu.nl
Lecturers
Lecturer
prof. dr. D. Cohnitz
Other courses by this lecturer
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. D. Cohnitz
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
1  (07/09/2016 to 11/11/2016)
Teaching period in which the course begins
1
Time slotD: WED-afternoon, Friday
Study mode
Full-time
RemarkRequired for all RMA Philosophy students. and with the approval of the instructor) students intending to pursue MA Educ
Enrolment periodfrom 22/08/2016 09:00 up to and including 23/08/2016 23:59
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement process(Sub)school
Aims
By focusing on a range of key texts in theoretical philosophy – philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, action theory, philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of logic, and metaphysics – students become familiar with the “state of the art” in the field, especially as it relates to current research being done in the Utrecht department and recently published in leading philosophy journals.
Content
An examination of key texts in theoretical philosophy, including  philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, action theory, philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of logic, and metaphysics.
The central theme will be the nature of reasoning.
Competencies
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Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Humanities
  • Completed all course modules listed below
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Prerequisite knowledge
Broad familiarity with undergraduate-level work in the ares covered in the course.
Private study materials
Will be made available via Blackboard.
Required materials
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Instructional formats
Seminar

General remarks
The course is taught in the form of seminars in which lecture, close reading, discussion, group work and presentations are integrated.

Tests
Active participation
Test weight0
Minimum grade-

Oral test 1
Test weight30
Minimum grade-

Assignment
Test weight30
Minimum grade-

Paper
Test weight40
Minimum grade-

Assessment
Oral examination: understanding of the texts, skills of critical argumentation, and oral communication skils.
Short assignment: understanding of the texts, skills of critical argumentation, and written communication skills.
Paper: quality of the research question, cogency of the argumentation, and ability to relate the analysis to a clear understanding of the texts for the course.

Deadlines
Oral examination in week 3; short assignment in week 6 and final paper in week 9.

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