FTR-FIPPSB222
The Power of Words
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-FIPPSB222
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Filosofie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
prof. dr. C.L.A. Bary
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. C.L.A. Bary
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Lecturer
prof. dr. C.L.A. Bary
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Lecturer
prof. dr. L.B.W. Geurts
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Academic year2020
Period
SEM1  (31/08/2020 to 24/01/2021)
Starting block
SEM1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
The influence of what people say on our lives is difficult to overestimate. In this course, you will learn a series of concepts, ideas, and theories that help you better understand and talk about what is going on in communication and argumentation.
Content
We will address (a selection of) the following topics:
  • inferences beyond literal meaning;
  • commitments through language;
  • taboo words;
  • ambiguous language;
  • vague predicates;
  • subjective predicates.
In addition, you will be trained to critically scrutinize argumentations in terms of (hidden) premises, conclusions, sub-argumentations, etc.
 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information
De toetsing is een combinatie van opdrachten en tentamen.
Specifics

Instructional modes
Lecture

Tests
Written Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM2