Philosophy and Critical Thinking

Course Detail

Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Course Components
Offering School
School of Humanities and Social Science


This course is an introduction to central and contemporary themes and issues in the philosophy of language, metaethics, logic and critical thinking. The main issues and topics to be covered in this course include: theories and approaches to reference and meaning of linguistic expressions, metaethical theories and approaches to the meaning of ethical and normative expressions, the relationship between language and the world, the relationship between language and the mind, and central concepts and instruments in logic and argumentation. Students are expected to engage in analytical reflection and critical evaluation and assessment of the theories, subject matter and arguments presented in the course. This course will provide students with a solid philosophical grounding in philosophy in the selected areas covered, and it will develop and refine students’ analytical and critical thinking skills as well as being able to provide well-reasoned arguments for their beliefs, claims and positions.