Postgraduate Course: Realism, Relativism, and Reality MSc (PHIL11120)
|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||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
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| 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.
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|Course organiser||Dr Michela Massimi
Tel: (0131 6)50 3662
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002