Undergraduate Course: History of Modern Philosophy Texts (British) (PHIL10067)
|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 primary reading for the course will be David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: we will also make some use of the first book of his Treatise of Human Nature and of the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Topics covered will include Hume's theory of impressions and ideas; inductive reasoning; causation; freedom and necessity; miracles; natural theology; the external world; the self, and Hume's relation to scepticism.
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.
Course Delivery Information
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| After successful completion of this course, students will
! understand the philosophical arguments and views presented in a definitive work by a major figure in the history of philosophy
!appreciate the reasons for the place of the philosopher and the particular work in the philosophical canon
and be able to:
! read and critically assess one of the major works in the philosophical canon
! be able to write intelligibly on a topic covered in the work and relate it to the whole
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Dr Andrew Mason is the lecturer on this course.
|Keywords||Close reading; British Philosophy
|Course organiser||Prof Theodore Scaltsas
Tel: (0131 6)50 3649
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Richards
Tel: (0131 6)51 3733