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Undergraduate Course: Philosophy of Time Travel (PHIL10125)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThere are now (literally) scores of philosophical articles relating time travel to a host of interesting metaphysical and epistemic problems centred around (e.g.) laws of nature, personal identity and free will. Students will be encouraged to engage critically with such issues through the works of such important figures as David Lewis, Kurt Gödel, D. H. Mellor and Robin Le Poidevin, amongst others. No previous knowledge of physics or the philosophy of time will be required and the course will have only minimal overlap with the Honours option 'Philosophy of Time' (PHIL10113).
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  26
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 90 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Class Participation (class presentation --- see Course Guide for details) (10%)
2. Mid-term essay of 1,500 words (40%)
3. End-of-semester essay of 2,000 words (50%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
To develop further students' philosophical skills, and to extend and deepen their philosophical knowledge, acquired in previous philosophy courses. Students who successfully complete this course will have received a thorough grounding in all philosophical aspects of the current time travel debate and should be equipped to discuss critically a range of relevant, contemporary philosophical issues in metaphysics.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Alasdair Richmond
Tel: (0131 6)50 3656
Email: A.Richmond@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Ann-Marie Cowe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961
Email: Annmarie.Cowe@ed.ac.uk
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