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

Undergraduate Course: Introduction to the History of Philosophy (PHIL08018)

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, debates, and questions in the history of philosophy.
Course description The aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the great texts, debates, and questions in the history of philosophy.

Students will learn how to understand a text historically and philosophically. Students will learn about key issues in the history of philosophy.

The course is not restricted to any particular set of historical figures or texts and, in any given year, could cover anything from the history of philosophy (specific details for any given year will be outlined in the course handbook).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Priority will be given to Year 1 students, in particular those who need to take this course as a requirement of their degree programme.

Students cannot take this course if they have previously passed Greats: From Plato to the Enlightenment (PHIL08016).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  448
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 3, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 192 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Midterm assessment - 40%
Final assessment - 60%
Feedback Not entered
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 problems and questions in the history of philosophy.
  3. Appreciate the value of characteristically philosophical ways of thinking.
  4. Interpret, analyse, and critically evaluate the main claims and arguments of historical works of philosophy.
  5. Clearly explain, orally and in writing, their interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of historical works of philosophy.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Fedor Benevich
Tel:
Email: Fedor.Benevich@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kayla Johnson-McCraw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440
Email: Kayla.Johnson@ed.ac.uk
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