Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Debates in Epistemology I (PHIL11180)
|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 attend meetings of the Epistemology Research Seminar, at which visiting speakers present their research, and participate in seminars that combine analysis of relevant background materials with exploration of the research presented. Students will conduct in-depth investigation of a chosen topic for the coursework.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, 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)
||Students will have the opportunity to submit one 2500 word formative essay.
|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.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Reading, understanding and critically engaging with the latest epistemology research; critical thinking; constructive oral engagement; essay writing.
|Course organiser||Dr Nick Treanor
Tel: (0131 6)51 3085
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002