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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Philosophy

Undergraduate Course: Philosophy Work (Year Abroad, MEL) (PHIL10056)

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)
Course typeYear Abroad AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryEITHER

Philosophy courses taken in English (where available) or the appropriate foreign language during the year abroad

OR

The students take a distance course that covers major themes in Philosophical Methodology.
Course description This course covers major themes in philosophical methodology. Topics will vary, but may include: modal arguments in metaphysics; modal epistemology; the connection between analyticity, apriority, and necessity; Leibniz┐s Law; paradoxes; reflective equilibrium; thought experiments, the role of intuition, ontological commitment, semantic methodology, and conceptual analysis; and whether various philosophical disputes are verbal disputes.

Following the model of many existing philosophy honours courses, the students will be assessed for participation based on their posting on a discussion board on the course LEARN page. Students who email questions will be encouraged to also post these on the discussion board so as to generate interaction among the participants.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014) AND Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Placement Study Abroad Hours 42, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 330 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have a grasp of fundamental issues in philosophical methodology, e.g. the nature of thought experiments, the role of rational intuitions, conceptual analysis.
  2. Be able to critically analyse and engage with literature by key philosophers in this field.
  3. Be able to present arguments clearly and concisely both within a classroom context and in a 2,000 word essay.
  4. Gain transferable skills in research, analysis and argumentation.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.philosophy.ed.ac.uk/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Online Lectures 10 Hours
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Bryan Pickel
Tel: (0131 6)51 5177
Email: bpickel@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Samantha Bell
Tel: (0131 6)50 3602
Email: sam.bell@ed.ac.uk
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