Undergraduate Course: Ancient Theories of Existence (PHIL10049)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will examine different ancient theories of being. We discuss some Presocratic approaches to the problem of being (notably, Heraclitus and Parmenides), Plato's theory of forms and Aristotle's theory of substance, and the ontologies of the most prominent Hellenistic schools (Epicurean, Stoic and Sceptic).
The topics discussed in this course include the concepts of ontological principle; causes and causation; substances - their identity criteria; matter; universal, form; unity of particulars.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will be by 2-hour examination in the May diet (100%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Course organiser||Prof Theodore Scaltsas
Tel: (0131 6)50 3649
|Course secretary||Miss Ann-Marie Cowe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961