Critical Reflections on Kripkean Themes

Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status

Course Level: 
Master’s
Doctoral
Campus: 
Budapest
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Academic Year: 
2019-2020
Term: 
Winter
US Credits: 
2
ECTS Credits: 
4
Course Description: 

Brief introduction to the course: Kripke’s views on modality, naming, natural kinds, identity and more have shaped much of analytic philosophy of the last half century. We shall critically discuss these ideas, closely reading Naming and Necessity and other works by Kripke. We shall provide reasons for rejecting many of the central Kripkean claims.

Learning Outcomes: 

Participants will have crucially reflected on some central issues in contemporary analytic philosophy.

Assessment: 

Term paper of approximately 2500 words (students should consult me about the paper’s subject). Participation in class can contribute up to plus one grade (from B to B+ etc) to the final grade.

Prerequisites: 

Background at least on introductory level in philosophy of language and in logic