Postgraduate Course: Themes in Epistemology MSc (PHIL11064)
|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||This course offers an introduction to central issues in contemporary epistemology. We will examine questions about the nature, scope, and value of knowledge by critically considering arguments for and against epistemological views such as scepticism, foundationalism and coherentism, internalism and externalism, and others.
The course is shared with the undergraduate version Themes in Epistemology (PHIL10072).
- students can submit a formative essay by the week 6 closing deadline
- some extra postgraduate-only tutorials will be available.
Students who complete Themes in Epistemology MSc along with Epistemology 2 satisfy the requirements for the epistemology specialization for the MSc in Philosophy (taught).
For more information on the MSc in Philosophy (taught):
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,
Revision Session 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.
Assignment deadline: Monday 20th April 2015 by 12 noon
Return deadline: Tuesday 12th May 2015
|No Exam Information
| Students will gain knowledge of some of the key issues in contemporary epistemology and will develop their skills at critical thinking.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Taught by Dr Aidan McGlynn, Dr Nick Treanor and Prof Duncan Pritchard
|Course organiser||Dr Nick Treanor
Tel: (0131 6)51 3085
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
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