Postgraduate Course: Ancient Philosophy Seminar II (PHIL11107)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to introduce students to the detailed study of a key text or topic in ancient philosophy.
The teaching is seminar based, and each week students will have to prepare by reading set work.
Typical topics are likely to include:
- ancient theories of the good
- ancient metaphysics
- Aristotle's psychology
- Plato's cosmology
- Presocratic theories of perception
Whilst texts may include:
- Plato's Republic
- Phaedo- Timaeus
- Aristotle's De Anima
- Passages from Presocratic and Stoic philosophers
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 21,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 2500 word essay (100%).
||- Course organiser will review drafts up to 10 days before summative assessment deadline.
- Students have the opportunity to submit a formative essay by week 6 deadline on Turnitin via Learn. The essay cannot be draft of summative essay but it can be on the same topic.
|No Exam Information
| to develop both students' philosophical skills and their ability to identify and analyze the ideas and arguments of ancient philosophical texts which are multiply interpreted.
||Please see Learn page
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Inna Kupreeva
Tel: (0131 6)50 3653
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002