Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Debates in History of Philosophy I (PHIL11185)
|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 the history of philosophy.
This course introduces students to cutting-edge research in the history of philosophy. Students will (i) attend meetings of the History of Philosophy Research Seminar (at which visiting speakers present their research), (ii) participate in tutorials, and (iii) develop a research paper under the supervision of one of the members of Edinburgh's History of Philosophy Research Cluster.
Information on the History of Philosophy Research Cluster can be found at:
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%)«br /»
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 history of philosophy (as presented by History of Philosophy Research Group speakers)
- engage critically in contemporary debates in history of philosophy
- formulate questions and positions of relevance in history of philosophy and write a short critical paper on a current theme in history of philosophy
|Readings will include new or in-progress papers by HPRG 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 history of philosophy research; critical thinking; constructive oral engagement; essay writing.
|Course organiser||Prof Pauline Phemister
Tel: (0131 6)51 3747
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002