Critical Reflections on Kripkean Themes

Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status

Course Level: 
Master’s
Doctoral
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Academic Year: 
2021-2022
Term: 
Winter
US Credits: 
2
ECTS Credits: 
4
Course Description: 

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, including recent ones. We shall provide reasons for rejecting many of the central Kripkean claims.

Learning Outcomes: 

Students will become familiar with some central, highly influential ideas of Kripke’s and their critical assessment.

Assessment: 

Final paper of approximately 2500 words (students should consult the instructor 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: 

None