Styles of Philosophy II: Analytic Philosophy

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Styles of Philosophy II: Analytic Philosophy

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    • 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.

    COURSE CONTENT
    This course offers a presentation of the analytic approach to doing philosophy through the intensive study of texts representing the analytic style.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures and interactive seminars

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Short papers

    TARGET AUDIENCE
      Philosophy majors

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