Postgraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Metaphysics (PHIL11183)
|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 will offer a detailed examination of one advanced topic in metaphysics.
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)
||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)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Midterm Essay (1500 words) 40%«br /»
Final Essay (2500 words) 60%
|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
||Reading, understanding and critically engaging with research; critical thinking; constructive oral engagement; essay writing.
||Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002