Undergraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Metaphysics (PHIL10180)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This seminar based course develops an advanced topics in metaphysics.
This course is meant to be a detailed examination of one advance topic in metaphysics. Topics may include universals and particulars, identity, the nature of essence and metaphysical dependence, or ontological commitment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND
Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| Students who have not taken Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) and Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014) must gain permission from the Course Organiser before enrolling on this course.
Students studying on MA Cognitive Science (Humanities) are permitted to take this course without having met the pre-requisites of Mind, Matter and Language and Knowledge and Reality. However, it is advisable that students discuss the suitability of the course with their PT and the course organiser before enrolling.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||40% Midterm Essay (1500 words) 60% Final Essay (2500 words)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Display knowledge and understanding of an advanced topic in metaphysics.
- Analyse these problems and the strengths and weakness of various approaches made to resolving them.
- Demonstrate core skills in philosophy, including the ability to interpret and engage with philosophical texts, to evaluate arguments, and to develop one¿s own critical ideas in response.
- Better contribute to discussion of issues related to metaphysics, in both academic and non-academic contexts.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jade Fletcher
Tel: (0131 6)50 6349
|Course secretary||Miss Ann-Marie Cowe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961