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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  (05/09/2018 to 02/11/2018)
Teaching period in which the course begins
1
Time slotC: MON-afternoon, TUE-afternoon,THU-morning
Study mode
Full-time
RemarkExclusively for all first-year RMA Philosophy students.
Enrolment periodfrom 20/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 21/08/2018 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, organized around a unifying theme or philosopher, this course serves to advance participants' ability to engage in a sustained, critical, and systematic manner with pivotal texts from a variety of philosophical subfields, including philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, action theory, philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of logic, and metaphysics.  Students also learn to reflect on the differences (and complementarity) between these subdisciplinary approaches.
 
Content
An examination of key texts in theoretical philosophy, organized around a unifying theme or philosopher, this course serves to advance participants' ability to engage in a sustained, critical, and systematic manner with pivotal texts from a variety of philosophical subfields, including philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, action theory, philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of logic, and metaphysics.

The central theme for 2016-17 was the nature of reasoning, and in 2017-18, the philosophy of Donald Davidson.
 
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 areas 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 grade5.5

Paper
Test weight70
Minimum grade5.5

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 4; short assignment in week 6 and final paper in week 9.

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