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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Philosophy

Postgraduate Course: Realism, Relativism, and Reality MSc (PHIL11120)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaPhilosophy Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course provides an introduction to the vast arena of philosophical inquiry that goes under the names of realism and relativism. Metaphysical, epistemological, and semantic issues will be our concern as we go along. The course is structured in two Parts. In Part I, we read some classical texts (from Quine┐s ontological relativity, to Goodman┐s ways of worldmaking and Rorty┐s epistemic relativism, among others). In Part II, we put themes in focus by selectively analysing conceptual relativism, epistemic relativism, and austere realism, among others.

Realism, Relativism and Reality MSc is also shared with the undergraduate version Realism, Relativism and Reality (PHIL10138).

The course is taught by Dr Michela Massimi.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will have a well-rounded view of the field, and an enhanced set of critical skills that will allow them to work further on their own.
Assessment Information
One essay of 2,500 words.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Michela Massimi
Tel: (0131 6)50 3662
Email: Michela.Massimi@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
Email: Lynsey.Buchanan@ed.ac.uk
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