Undergraduate Course: Greats: From Plato to the Enlightenment (PHIL08016)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the great texts in the history of philosophy that have been and still are influential in the development of philosophy. By enhancing their ability to understand a text historically and philosophically the students will come to comprehend the depth and significance of milestones in the history of philosophy as well as realise how progress is achieved in persisting problems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course will be assessed by a Mid-Term Essay (25%), Short Assignments (5%), and a Final Assignment (70%).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the distinctive methods of philosophy and the history of philosophy.
- Demonstrate an understanding of some of the basic problems in the history of philosophy, e.g. scepticism concerning knowledge.
- Appreciate the value of characteristically philosophical ways of thinking.
- Interpret, analyse, and critically evaluate the main claims and arguments of an historical work of philosophy.
- Clearly explain, orally and in writing, their interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of an historical work of philosophy.
|Course organiser||Dr Damian Caluori
Tel: (0131 6)50 3484
|Course secretary||Ms Vera Spiliotakou
Tel: (0131 6)50 3628