Undergraduate Course: Scottish Philosophy (PHIL10016)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will present the thought of leading thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, such as Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, Adam Smith and Thomas Reid, focusing on their ethical and aesthetic views. Subjects covered will include such topics as the role of reason and sentiment in moral judgement, the idea of a moral sense, the standard of taste, virtue, justice, duty, and freedom and necessity. The relevance of these ideas to modern debates will also be discussed.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
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| By the end of the course, students should have acquired
an understanding of the thought of some major Scottish philosophers on moral and aesthetic issues.
an understanding of how these issues relate to continuing debates.
an ability to read closely, analyse and criticise early modern philosophical texts.
They should also have further developed the following skills
the ability to take part in group discussion
the ability to present and defend arguments
the ability to understand and analyse arguments
|Course organiser||Prof Theodore Scaltsas
Tel: (0131 6)50 3649
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Richards
Tel: (0131 6)51 3733