Styles of Philosophy II: Analytic Philosophy
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
• Students will learn about the origins, historical development, characteristic features, and diversity of the methods of analytic philosophy in several of the major subfields of philosophy.
• Students will learn to recognize and employ characteristically analytic methods.
• Students will become familiar with some of the criticisms of the methods of analytics philosophy and replies to those criticisms. • Students will be able to recognize and employ analytical methods in metaphysics, and epistemology.
• Students will be able to reflect critically on the possibilities and limitations of analytic methods, also in comparison to the ‘continental style’ of doing philosophy.
• Students will improve their writing and presentation skills.
This course offers a presentation of the analytic approach to doing philosophy through the intensive study of texts representing the analytic style.
Lectures and interactive seminars
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
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