Postgraduate Course: Advanced Philosophical Method (PHIL11009)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||One of the curious things about philosophy is the way in which its methodology is a topic of active debate among its practitioners. Although philosophers theorise and debate specific topics & such as: the nature of the mental, the function of language, the possibility of objective right/wrong, knowledge and our ability to have it, the nature of freedom, etc. & opposing camps often tacitly disagree about something more fundamental than the specific topic. In this course, we will touch on a number of these specific topics but always with the aim of identifying differences in methodology and so explicitly examining the way such differences can lie at the root of other philosophical disputes.
Formative feedback events:
- the opportunity to submit a formative essay by the week 6 closing deadline.
- the course includes a full seminar giving feedback on the formative essay and general writing advice.
- the students will receive written feedback as well as the opportunity individual verbal feedback.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 2,500 word essay.
Assessment deadline: Monday 20th April 2015 by 12 noon
Word limit: 2500 words maximum
Return deadline: Tuesday 12th May 2015
|No Exam Information
| Students will become familiar with the methods of advanced philosophy, and the course helps develop their ability in oral and written presentation of philosophical arguments.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course is taught by Dr Mikkel Gerken.
|Course organiser||Dr Mikkel Gerken
Tel: (0131 6)51 5172
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
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