Postgraduate Course: History of Modern Philosophy Texts (British) MSc (PHIL11050)
|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||The course will introduce students to an extended and critical study of a canonical figure in the history of philosophy through in-depth engagement with one of his or her major works, or a set of shorter texts.
Works will be studied in their original language (English) and where possible using scholarly editions, unabridged and with full critical apparatus. Students will also be exposed to relevant recent secondary literature and, where appropriate to contemporary reactions to the text being studied.
In the first instance, the text studied will be John Locke?s, Essay Concerning Human Understanding. In subsequent years, the philosopher and text may change according to staff interests and availability. Candidates include Berkeley?s Principles of Human Knowledge and other writings; Hume's Enquiries concerning Human Understanding and concerning the Principles of Morals; and Bradley?s Appearance and Reality.
Shared with UG Course History of Modern Philosophy Texts (British)PHIL10067.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| Students will:
- engage critically with a single text or philosopher and gain the deep understanding of the philosopher/ text that extended study affords
- acquire good knowledge of the relevant secondary literature
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Close reading; British Philosophy
|Course organiser||Prof Pauline Phemister
Tel: (0131 6)51 3747
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002