Postgraduate Course: Epistemology 2 (PHIL11093)
|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 will introduce students to cutting-edge research in contemporary epistemology. Students will (i) attend fortnightly meetings of the Epistemology Research Seminar (at which visiting speakers present their research), (ii) participate in fortnightly tutorials, and (iii) develop a research paper under the supervision of one of the members of Edinburgh's Epistemology Research Cluster.
Information on the Epistemology Research Cluster can be found at:
Formative feedback available:
- opportunity to submit a formative essay by the week 6 (semester 2) closing deadline
- fortnightly tutorials
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 21,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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
||Students will demonstrate the following transferable skills:
- evaluating abstract theoretical claims.
- grasping and analysing complex arguments.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Taught by Dr Allan Hazlett and other members of the Epistemology Research Cluster.
|Course organiser||Dr Allan Hazlett
Tel: (0131 6)50 3654
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
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