Postgraduate Course: Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment MSc (PHIL11100)
|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||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.
Shared with UG course Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment PHIL10115.
Taught by Dr Andrew Mason
Formative feedback available;
- the opportunity to submit a formative essay
- fortnightly meetings with Dr Mason
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| To develop further the philosophical skills, and to extend as well as deepen the philosophical knowledge, acquired in previous philosophy courses.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Theodore Scaltsas
Tel: (0131 6)50 3649
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002