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.
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.
|Er moet voldaan zijn aan de cursus:|
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Bronnen van zelfstudie
|Broad familiarity with undergraduate-level work in the areas covered in the course.|
|Will be made available via Blackboard.||Verplicht materiaal-Werkvormen|
AlgemeenThe course is taught in the form of seminars in which lecture, close reading, discussion, group work and presentations are integrated.
|Mondeling tentamen 1|
BeoordelingOral 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.
DeadlinesOral examination in week 3; short assignment in week 6 and final paper in week 9.