Postgraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Philosophy (PHIL11208)
|School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|This course will examine some particular issue or set of issues in philosophy. The specific content for the year (topic, representative readings) will be advertised during the course selection process.
The specific topic(s) covered will vary from year to year. In 21-22 the topic will be Alienation.
Questions about alienation arise in historical and contemporary discussions in moral philosophy, political philosophy, the ethics of economics, epistemology, aesthetics, and elsewhere. These questions concern the proper form of human relationships, the ways in which agential structures can interfere with these relationships, and how we might overcome such alienating structures. In this class, we will address a range of different accounts of alienation in different domains, focussing, in particular, on drawing some connections between the intellectual traditions descending from Karl Marx and Bernard Williams.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- display understanding of a range of issues
- critically analyse and engage with literature by key philosophers
- present arguments clearly and concisely both within a classroom context and in a written essay
- demonstrate transferrable skills in research, analysis and argumentation
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|alienation,karl marx,bernard williams,philosophy
|Dr Berislav Marusic
|Mrs Ida Conlin