Philosophical Perspectives 1
Syllabus, Master's level, 5FT063
- Education cycle
- Second cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Aesthetics A1N, Practical Philosophy A1N, Theoretical Philosophy A1N
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Finalised by
- The Department Board, 12 March 2019
- Responsible department
- Department of Philosophy
The department responsible for the course is the Department of Philosophy.
Students admitted to any Master Programme in the Humanities.
Students will be introduced to and analyse typical ways of doing analytic philosophy. After completing the course, students should:
- understand the different basic methodologies in analytic philosophy,
- understand how the typical methods of philosophy are used within each methodology,
- know the relations between the methodologies, and
- know the relations between the methodologies and science.
This course introduces the major methodologies of philosophy in the analytic tradition and analyses the status they confer on typical philosophical methods. The methodologies we will discuss are trans-empirical philosophy, common sense philosophy, ordinary language philosophy, ideal language philosophy, pragmatism, feminist philosophy, naturalized philosophy, and the Canberra plan; some of the methods we will discuss are the use of reflective equilibria, thought experiments, language analysis, formal proofs, and the use of results from the sciences.
Instruction will take the form of lectures and seminars.
The examination consists of two papers of totally 6000-8000 words on a theme related to the course.