Philosophy

Figures in Analytic Philosophy

Module code: V7072
Level 6
30 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Dissertation

This module will look in detail at the position and arguments of one or more major figures in analytic philosophy, such as Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Kripke or Lewis.

Module learning outcomes

  • Present a coherent and detailed interpretation of a major philosopher in the analytic tradition.
  • Analyse key arguments of the thinker focused upon.
  • Understand and draw out important themes from key texts of the thinker focused upon.
  • Present and defend some independent views with regard to the key figure.