Postgraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Epistemology (PHIL11151)
|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 introduces students to cutting-edge research in contemporary epistemology.
Students will (i) attend meetings of the Epistemology Research Seminar (at which visiting speakers present their research), (ii) participate in tutorials, and (iii) develop a research paper under the supervision of one of the members of Edinburgh's Epistemology Research Cluster.
Information on the Epistemology Research Cluster can be found at:
http://edin.ac/29PL8Ab and http://edin.ac/29PHpW5
List of 2016/17 visiting speakers:
21/9 Federico Luzzi (Aberdeen University)
5/10 Harvey Siegel (University of Miami)
19/10 Margot Strohminger (University of Antwerp)
2/11 Mark Alfano (Delft University of Technology)
16/11 Laura Candiotto (Edinburgh University)
23/11 Clayton Littlejohn (King's College London)
7/12 Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes University)
1/2 Prof. Ilan Inan
1/3 Mikael Janvid (Stockholm)
15/3 Paul Smart
29/3 Kevin Scharp
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 2,500-word essay (100%).
Essay deadline: Monday 17th April 2017 by 12 noon
Word limit: 2500 words maximum (excluding references)
Return deadline: Tuesday 9th May 2017
||- Tutorials on same weeks the seminars run.
- Students have the opportunity to submit a formative essay by week 6 deadline in semester 2 on Turnitin via Learn. The essay cannot be draft of summative essay but it can be on the same topic.
Formative essay deadline: Thursday 2nd March 2017 by 12 noon
Return deadline: Friday 24th March 2017
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- be familiar with latest cutting edge epistemological research (as presented by Epistemology Research Group speakers)
- engage critically in contemporary debates in epistemology
- formulate questions and positions of relevance in contemporary epistemology skills in writing a short critical paper on a current theme in epistemology
|Readings will include new or in-progress papers by ERG|
speakers, as well as relevant background papers, to be
determined by the speaker and announced before each tutorial
||Please see Learn
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Reading, understanding and critically engaging with the latest
epistemology research; critical thinking; constructive oral
engagement; essay writing.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will be led by Dr Adam Carter in semester 1 and Dr Orestis Palermos in semester 2, however, both external and internal speakers will be involved in the course.
|Course organiser|| Spyridon Palermos
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
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