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Undergraduate Course: Philosophy and the Environment (PHIL10064)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will examine philosophical issues arising from humans' relation to their natural environment. These will vary somewhat year to year but they may include the ethical implications of climate change, the nature of the concepts of nature and environment, and the aesthetics of nature.

Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students studying on MA Cognitive Science (Humanities) are permitted to take this course without having met the pre-requisites of Mind, Matter and Language and Knowledge and Reality. However, it is advisable that students discuss the suitability of the course with their PT and the course organiser before enrolling.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  24
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Mid-term Essay (30%)
Final Essay (65%)
Participation (5%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- critically understand the concept of nature as discussed by key thinkers in the history of philosophy;
- grasp and analyse a range of important concepts and theories in environmental ethics and environmental aesthetics;
- bring analytic and critical tools to bear in reading and writing about central topics in philosophy and the environment.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.philosophy.ed.ac.uk
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsnatural environment
Contacts
Course organiserProf Pauline Phemister
Tel: (0131 6)51 3747
Email: p.phemister@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Peter Cruickshank
Tel: (131 6)503961
Email: pcruicks@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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