Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module will provide a student with the opportunity to become involved in contemporary philosophical research by means of advanced texts and theories in the philosophy of language, logic and reasoning. Indicative examples of such texts include some of the most recent monographs and articles in the area.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 20
Private Study Hours: 280
Total Study Hours: 300


This module is compulsory for students studying on the MA in Philosophy.

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Essay (4,000 words) – 100%

13.2 Reassessment methods:
Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Any edition of the following:
Bostock, D. Intermediate Logic
Kant, I. Critique of Pure Reason
Sainsbury, M. Logical Forms
Strawson, P.F. Introduction to Logical Theory
Taylor, K.A. Truth and Meaning
Williamson, J. Lectures on Inductive Logic

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate comprehensive familiarity with advanced topics in theories of language, logic and reasoning;
2 Demonstrate advanced understanding of special issues in theories of language, logic and reasoning philosophy, and their history, and the ability to grapple with these issues.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate intellectual originality in their writing;
2 Consider the views of others, whether spoken or written, and develop a critique that furthers investigation;
3 Demonstrate their capacity to conduct extensive research and original, independent study;
4 Construct and evaluate methodologies and arguments as well as propose new hypotheses.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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