This course is discontinued

FIL2206 – Thought, interpretation and communication

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Course content

Is a conversation a certain type of interaction between the participants? If so, what kind? Are the interpretation of the meaning of utterances and the taking of a position on the validity of the interpreted meaning two separate processes, or two inseparable sides of the same thing? Is rationality something that is ‘built into’ conversation, or something that is determined by characteristics of the participants?

Learning outcome

The course aims mainly to give you a theoretical understanding of utterance interpretation, dialogue and communication, but is also open to ethical and political reflections.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Overlapping courses

  • 5 credits overlap with FIL1203
  • 5 credits overlap with FIL2203


14 hours of seminar


An essay of approximately 10 pages

Language of examination


Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

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