Postgraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Epistemology I (PHIL11172)
|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||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces students to cutting-edge research in contemporary epistemology.
This course introduces students to cutting-edge research in contemporary epistemology. Students will (i) attend meetings of the Epistemology Research Seminar (at which visiting speakers present their research), (ii) participate in tutorials, and (iii) develop a research paper under the supervision of one of the members of Edinburgh's Epistemology Research Cluster.
Information on the Epistemology Research Cluster can be found at:
List of 2017/18 visiting speakers:
Sept 20th: Martin Smith (Edinburgh)
Oct 4th: Adam Carter (Glasgow)
Oct 18th: Lani Watson (Edinburgh)
Nov 1: Ian James Kidd (Nottingham)
Nov 15: Natalie Ashton (Vienna)
Nov 29: Lisa Bortollotti (Birmingham)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 9,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 2,500 essay (100%)
Word Limit: 2,500 words (excluding references)
|| - Tutorials on same weeks the seminars run.
- Students have the opportunity to submit a formative essay by week 6 deadline in semester 2 on Turnitin via Learn. The essay cannot be draft of summative essay but it can be on the same topic.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- discuss the latest cutting edge research in epistemology (as presented by Epistemology Research Group speakers)
- engage critically in contemporary debates in epistemology.
- formulate questions and positions of relevance in contemporary epistemology skills in writing a short critical paper on a current theme in epistemology.
|Readings will include new or in-progress papers by ERG speakers, as well as relevant background papers, to be determined by the speaker and announced before each tutorial on Learn.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Reading, understanding and critically engaging with the latest epistemology research; critical thinking; constructive oral engagement; essay writing.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will be led by Dr Emma Gordon and Dr Mog Stapleton , however both external and internal speakers will be involved in the course.
|Course organiser||Prof Duncan Pritchard
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002