Undergraduate Course: Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment (PHIL10115)
|School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Available to all students
|The course will present the thought of leading thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment.
The course will present the thought of leading thinkers, such as Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, Adam Smith and Thomas Reid, focusing on their ethical and aesthetic views. Subjects covered will include such topics as the role of reason and sentiment in moral judgement, the idea of a moral sense, the standard of taste, virtue, justice, duty, and freedom and necessity. The relevance of these ideas to modern debates will also be discussed.
Information for Visiting Students
|Visiting students should have at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
| To develop further the philosophical skills, and to extend as well as deepen the philosophical knowledge, acquitred in previous philosophy courses.
|Dr Andrew Mason
|Miss Ann-Marie Cowe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961