Analytic and Continental Philosophy - PL856

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 foundational texts in analytic and continental philosophy. Indicative examples of such texts include some of the most recent monographs and articles in the area.


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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:\
Arendt, H. The Human Condition;
Anscombe G. Intention;
De Beauvoir, S. The Second Sex;
Frege, G. Foundations of Arithmetic;
Gadamer, H.G. Truth and Method;
Haack, S. Philosophy of Logics;
Heidegger, M. Being and Time;
Quine, W. Word and Object;
Ricoeur, P. The Conflict of Interpretations: Essays in Hermeneutics;
Russell, B. On Denoting;
Strawson, P.F. On Referring;
von Wright, G.H. Explanation and Understanding;
Wittgenstein, L. Tractatus

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate comprehensive familiarity with advanced topics in analytic and continental philosophy;
Students will be able to demonstrate advanced understanding of special issues in analytic and continental philosophy, and their history.

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