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Undergraduate Course: Ancient Ethics (PHIL10101)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will examine theories of virtue and the good in ancient thinkers. We will use Aristotle┐s Nicomachean Ethics as our main text, but comparisons will be made with the views of Plato and of Hellenistic philosophers. Topics discussed will include the human good, moral and intellectual virtues, responsibility, pleasure, friendship, and the place of philosophy in the good life. The impact of ancient theories of virtue on later thought will also be considered.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  33
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Mid-term essay of 1,500 words (40%)
2. End-of-semester essay of 2,500 words (60%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Academic year 2014/15, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Quota:  5
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 7, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 167 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Mid-term essay of 1,500 words (40%)
2. End-of-semester essay of 2,500 words (60%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should have acquired
? an understanding of some major issues in ancient theories of virtue
? an understanding of how these issues relate to continuing debates
? an ability to read closely, analyse and criticise ancient philosophical texts.
They should also have further developed the following skills
? written skills
? the ability to take part in group discussion
? the ability to present and defend arguments
? the ability to understand and analyse arguments
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.philosophy.ed.ac.uk/ug_study/ug_honours/ug_hons_index.html
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Theodore Scaltsas
Tel: (0131 6)50 3649
Email: Scaltsas@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Susan Richards
Tel: (0131 6)51 3733
Email: sue.richards@ed.ac.uk
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