Undergraduate Course: Philosophy of Time (PHIL10225)
|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)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is an introduction to the key debates and ideas in the Philosophy of Time Travel.
Students who successfully complete this course will have received a thorough grounding in all philosophical aspects of the current time travel debate and should be equipped to discuss critically a range of relevant, contemporary philosophical issues in metaphysics and elsewhere. Students will be encouraged to engage critically with the works of such important figures as David Lewis, Kurt Gödel, Kristie Miller, D. H. Mellor and Robin Le Poidevin, amongst others.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have completed at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Mid-term essay of 1,500 words (40%)
End-of-semester essay of 2,500 words (60%).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To develop further students' philosophical skills, and to extend and deepen their philosophical knowledge, acquired in previous philosophy courses.
- A thorough grounding in all philosophical aspects of the current time travel debate
- Equipped to discuss critically a range of relevant, contemporary philosophical issues in metaphysics.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Alasdair Richmond
Tel: (0131 6)50 3656
|Course secretary||Mr Peter Cruickshank
Tel: (131 6)50 3961