Undergraduate Course: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the main problems in epistemology and metaphysics. These topics include: defining knowledge, the sources of knowledge, scepticism, the problem of induction, God's existence, truth, space and time, universals and particulars, causation, realism and antirealism.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Philosophy course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 1,500-word mid-term essay (worth 25%) and 1 exam at the end of the semester (worth 75%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Knowledge and Reality||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Knowledge and Reality||2:00|
| In lectures and small group tutorials, students will:
(i) acquire a solid understanding of the basic problems of epistemology and metaphysics (including: defining knowledge, the sources of knowledge, scepticism, the problem of induction, God's existence, truth, space and time, universals and particulars, causation, realism and anti-realism), and
(ii) acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and an appreciation of the value of characteristically philosophical ways of thinking.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
Prof Duncan Pritchard
Dr Allan Hazlett
Dr Adam Carter
Dr Mikkel Gerken
Dr Nick Treanor
Dr Alasdair Richmond
Tutorials: 1 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s).
|Course organiser||Dr Allan Hazlett
Tel: (0131 6)50 3654
|Course secretary||Ms Stephanie Fong
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