Philosophy

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    2
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Introduction into four main areas of systematic philosophy.

    COURSE CONTENT
    In this course we will explore four fundamental subjects within systematic philosophy:
    1. Logic ("laws of reason"),
    2. Epistemology ("theory of knowledge"),
    3. Metaphysics ("theory of being"),
    4. Worldviews ("life orienting narratives").

    Each subject will be structured around a key question:
    1. What's the origin and nature of the laws of logic?
    2. What's knowledge? How to define this concept?
    3. Is there an ultimate ground or first cause of reality?
    4. Is it possible to rationally compare different worldviews?

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lecture

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Multiple choice examination.
     

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