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

Undergraduate Course: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the main problems in epistemology and metaphysics. Topics vary by year, and may include: defining knowledge, sources of knowledge, scepticism, disagreement, space and time, universals and particulars, causation, and free will.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Philosophy course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  275
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 5 small assignments. (worth 5% collectively)
1 1,500-word mid-term essay (worth 25%)
1 exam at the end of the semester (worth 70%).
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Knowledge and Reality2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Knowledge and Reality2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the distinctive methods of philosophy.
  2. Understand the basic problems of epistemology and metaphysics.
  3. Appreciate of the value of characteristically philosophical ways of thinking.
  4. Articulate and defend philosophical positions in epistemology and metaphysics.
  5. Analyize and critically evaluate arguments in epistemology and metaphysics.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy/current/undergraduate/handbooks/knowledge-and-reality
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Lecturers vary by year. In 2014-15, lectures were given by:

Dr Allan Hazlett
Prof Duncan Pritchard
Dr Mikkel Gerken
Dr Bryan Pickel
Dr Patrick Todd
Dr Alasdair Richmond

Tutorials: 1 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s).
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Bryan Pickel
Tel: (0131 6)51 5177
Email: bpickel@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Ann-Marie Cowe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961
Email: Annmarie.Cowe@ed.ac.uk
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