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

Undergraduate Course: Greats: From Plato to the Enlightenment (PHIL08016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
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 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  441
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will be assessed by a Mid-Term Essay (25%), Short Assignments (5%), and a Final Assignment (70%).
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the distinctive methods of philosophy and the history of philosophy.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of some of the basic problems in the history of philosophy, e.g. scepticism concerning knowledge.
  3. Appreciate the value of characteristically philosophical ways of thinking.
  4. Interpret, analyse, and critically evaluate the main claims and arguments of an historical work of philosophy.
  5. Clearly explain, orally and in writing, their interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of an historical work of philosophy.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy/current/undergraduate/handbooks
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Lecturers:
Dr Damian Caluori
Dr Jonathan Cottrell
KeywordsGreats
Contacts
Course organiserDr Damian Caluori
Tel: (0131 6)50 3484
Email: dcaluori@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Vera Spiliotakou
Tel: (0131 6)50 3628
Email: Vera.Spiliotakou@ed.ac.uk
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