Undergraduate Course: Philosophy of Science (Honours) (PHIL10149)
|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 aim of this course is to provide a more advanced introduction to Philosophy of Science for Honours students, with an interest in the subject area.
The course is a continuation of the pre-Hon. Philosophy of Science 1, although the latter is not a pre-requisite for it. Students will be exposed to a wide-range of topics suitable for 3rd and 4th year students and will have the opportunity of reading both primary and secondary sources on some classics and more contemporary topics too. This course focuses mainly on the epistemology of science and as such complements PHIL10050 (which is more focussed on the metaphysics of science)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Philosophy of Science 1 (PHIL08005)
||Other requirements|| None
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
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To provide students with a well rounded view of central issues in Philosophy of Science, and to expand their knowledge beyond the set pre-Honour course.
- To enhance their communication skills by embedding weekly presentations on assigned readings (whose précis will be marked as part of the assessment for this course).
|All the required readings will be available online in LEARN|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Casey Mccoy
Tel: (0131 6)50 3484
|Course secretary||Miss Samantha Bell
Tel: (0131 6)50 3602