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Undergraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Metaphysics (PHIL10180)

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) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis seminar based course develops an advanced topics in metaphysics.
Course description This course is meant to be a detailed examination of one advance topic in metaphysics. Topics may include universals and particulars, identity, the nature of essence and metaphysical dependence, or ontological commitment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
Students MUST have passed:
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students who have not taken Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) and Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014) must gain permission from the Course Organiser before enrolling on this course.
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.
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Display knowledge and understanding of an advanced topic in metaphysics.
  2. Analyse these problems and the strengths and weakness of various approaches made to resolving them.
  3. Demonstrate core skills in philosophy, including the ability to interpret and engage with philosophical texts, to evaluate arguments, and to develop one┬┐s own critical ideas in response.
  4. Better contribute to discussion of issues related to metaphysics, in both academic and non-academic contexts.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsmetaphysics
Contacts
Course organiserDr Inna Kupreeva
Tel: (0131 6)50 3653
Email: inna.kupreeva@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Ann-Marie Cowe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961
Email: Annmarie.Cowe@ed.ac.uk
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