Postgraduate Course: Epistemology 1 (PHIL11094)
|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).
Taught by Dr Aidan McGlynn, Dr Nick Treanor and Prof Duncan Pritchard
- the opportunity to submit a formative essay.
- some extra postgraduate-only tutorials will be available.
Students who complete Epistemology 1 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
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| 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
|Course organiser||Dr Nick Treanor
Tel: (0131 6)51 3085
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002