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Postgraduate Course: Kant MSc (PHIL11168)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides an introduction to some of the central issues in Kant's philosophy.

Shared with undergraduate course Kant PHIL10169.

For courses co-taught with undergraduate students and with no remaining undergraduate spaces left, a maximum of 8 MSc students can join the course. Priority will be given to MSc students who wish to take the course for credit on a first come first served basis after matriculation.
Course description The work of the German Enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant continues to have an extraordinary influence in philosophy. As well as its contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and moral philosophy, it offers one of the most significant and intricate reflections on the nature of philosophy itself. This course provides an introduction to some of the central issues in Kant's philosophy.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  8
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 169 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 3000 word essay

Word limit: 2700 minimum / 3300 words maximum (excluding references)
Feedback Students have the opportunity to submit a formative essay by week 6 deadline on Turnitin via Learn. The essay cannot be draft of summative essay but it can be on the same topic.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate core skills in philosophy, including interpreting and critically engaging with philosophical texts, evaluating arguments and theories, and developing one's own ideas in response to the issues discussed.
  2. acquire knowledge of the main interpretations of Kant¿s philosophy
  3. analyse the strengths and weakness of transcendental idealism
  4. acquire a sense of the place of Kant in the history of philosophy
Reading List
Indicative bibliography
P. Guyer, Kant (Routledge, 2006)
R. Scruton Kant: A Very Short Introduction (Routledge, 2001)
A. Wood Kant (Blackwell, 2005)
On the Critique of Pure Reason
S. Gardner, Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason (Routledge, 1999)
D. Burnham, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (Edinburgh UP, 2007).
R. Langton Kantian Humility (OUP, 1998)
J. Van Cleve Problems from Kant (OUP, 1999)
Online reading
P. Guyer, 'Immanuel Kant,' Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
M. Grier, Kant's Critique of Metaphysics, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
Glossary of Kant's technical terms:
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Participants will gain the essential skills involved in interpreting and critically engaging with complex philosophical texts
Additional Class Delivery Information The course will be taught by Dr Alix Cohen.
KeywordsKant,History of Philosophy,Transcendental Philosophy,Metaphysics
Course organiserDr Anna Ortin Nadal
Course secretaryMs Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3860
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