Undergraduate Course: Philosophy Work (Year Abroad, MEL) (PHIL10056)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Course type||Year Abroad
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
Philosophy courses taken in English (where available) or the appropriate foreign language during the year abroad
The students take a distance course that covers major themes in Philosophical Methodology.
This course covers major themes in philosophical methodology. Topics will vary, but may include: modal arguments in metaphysics; modal epistemology; the connection between analyticity, apriority, and necessity; Leibniz's Law; paradoxes; reflective equilibrium; thought experiments, the role of intuition, ontological commitment, semantic methodology, and conceptual analysis; and whether various philosophical disputes are verbal disputes.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 42,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a grasp of fundamental issues in philosophical methodology, e.g. the nature of thought experiments, the role of rational intuitions, conceptual analysis.
- Be able to critically analyse and engage with literature by key philosophers in this field.
- Be able to present arguments clearly and concisely both within a classroom context and in a 2,000 word essay.
- Gain transferable skills in research, analysis and argumentation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Online Lectures 10 Hours
|Course organiser||Dr Mahrad Almotahari
Tel: (0131 6)67 7290
|Course secretary||Mr Peter Cruickshank
Tel: (131 6)50 3961