Reason - PL855

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
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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.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20


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

Method of assessment

Essay (4000 words) - 100%

Indicative reading

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

Students will be able to demonstrate comprehensive familiarity with advanced topics in theories of language, logic and reasoning;
Students will be able to 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.

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