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

Postgraduate Course: Realism, Relativism, and Reality MSc (PHIL11120)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides an introduction to the vast arena of philosophical inquiry that goes under the names of realism and relativism. Metaphysical, epistemological, and semantic issues will be our concern as we go along. The course is structured in two Parts. In Part I, we read some classical texts (from Quine's ontological relativity, to Goodman's ways of worldmaking and Rorty┐s epistemic relativism, among others). In Part II, we put themes in focus by selectively analysing conceptual relativism, epistemic relativism, among others. This course is core to the MSc specialisation in Philosophy of Science

Realism, Relativism and Reality MSc is also shared with the undergraduate version Realism, Relativism and Reality (PHIL10138).

The course is co-taught by Dr Michela Massimi and Dr Adam Carter.

Formative feedback available:
- formative essay
- 5 postgraduate-only tutorials
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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Pre-requisitesNone
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will have a well-rounded view of the field, and an enhanced set of critical skills that will allow them to work further on their own.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL Please see Learn page
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Michela Massimi
Tel: (0131 6)50 3662
Email: Michela.Massimi@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
Email: Lynsey.Buchanan@ed.ac.uk
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