Intention, Action, Speech: How to Understand Someone Else, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Spring 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 2 May 2022

    End date: 5 June 2022

    Application deadline: 15 October 2021

    Application code: UU-00803 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 22 December 2021 – 6 February 2022

Entry requirements: Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with the main field of study within the humanities.


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Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

Through a careful reading of three of the last century's most canonical works dealing with the role and nature of thought and thinking in human affairs -- Elizabeth Anscombe's Intention, Hannah Arendt's The Human Condition and Iris Murdoch's The Sovereignty of the Good -- we will discuss and analyse questions having to do with the relation between the private and the public, the individual and the collective, and the ethical and the political.

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Department of Philosophy

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 H

Box 627, 751 26 UPPSALA

Course Administrator Ulrika Valdeson


Telephone: +46 18 471 72 99