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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Philosophy

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Metaphysics (PHIL11183)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will offer a detailed examination of one advanced topic in metaphysics.
Course description This course will offer a detailed examination of one advanced 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Midterm Essay (1500 words) 40%br /
Final Essay (2500 words) 60%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. display knowledge and understanding of an advanced topic in metaphysics.
  2. analyse these problems and the strengths and weakness of various approaches made to resolving them.
  3. demonstrate core skills in philosophy, including the ability to interpret and engage with philosophical texts, to evaluate arguments, and to develop ones own critical ideas in response.
  4. better contribute to discussion of issues related to metaphysics, in both academic and non-academic contexts.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Reading, understanding and critically engaging with research; critical thinking; constructive oral engagement; essay writing.
KeywordsMetaphysics,particulars,identity,nature,metaphysical,ontological,universals
Contacts
Course organiser Course secretaryMs Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002
Email: Rebecca.Verdon@ed.ac.uk
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