This module offers an introduction to the ideas of three great philosophers: David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, focussing especially on their respective conceptions of philosophy. Aims: This module will introduce students to three markedly different conceptions of the nature of philosophy and of philosophical method: Hume’s empiricism, Kant’s transcendental idealism, and Wittgenstein’s conception of therapeutic conceptual analysis. All three approaches will be studied by looking at particular philosophical problems (such as the basis of knowledge, causation, induction, the nature of mathematical truth, personal identity, other minds).

Term(s) offered: Spring term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: II B 2