Bachelor in Philosophy 3
Term: 1 year (can be spread over 2 calendar years)
Degree: Domuni Universitas
The third year of the Bachelor's aims to explore the full ramifications of philosophical thought through introductions to various modern and contemporary philosophers.
Although they often address almost identical questions, it is interesting to see how different philosophers constitute independent worlds of thought. Each philosopher constitutes a form of synthesis, of global vision, unified around a strong and central thought.
This begs the question: can dialogue exist between these various worlds or is thought exploded in heterogeneous universes?
At the end of the third year, students demonstrate their capacity for critical thought and philosophical understanding through a final paper. This is the chance for students to show what they have learned throughout the bachelor's, and prove that they are ready to undertake postgraduate studies.
This course seeks to introduce students to some attempts at outlining the definition and purpose of philosophy of language. From there students will be taken through some traditional problems of philosophy of language such as theories of meaning, reference and denoting, and how these have been debated. The importance of language as a communicative tool that conveys meaning and intentions as well as our own understanding of the world is obvious. This course will seek to take students through this importance from a philosophical perspective.