Timing & CATS
The module runs for the Autumn and Spring term and is worth 30 CATS
This is a first year core module for Philosophy & Literature students. Other students may be able to take the same course (but it has a different module code PH134)
This module will be team taught by a number of academic staff from the Philosophy Department and will give you a wide-ranging introduction to some of the most important issues and works in philosophy. The specific areas covered will be: Term 1: Ancient Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy; Term 2: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics.
Term 1 and 2 lectures and materials are the same as those for PH133.
Learning Outcomes or Aims
By the end of the module the student should be able to: 1. Understand main debates in key subject areas of philosophy, such as moral and political philosophy, epistemology and metaphysics, aesthetics, continental philosophy, and logic ; 2. Articulate their own view of the relative merits of different positions in key debates and engage critically with other points of view; 3. Critically analyse and evaluate philosophical arguments in different subject areas of philosophy ; 4. Recognize the distinctive contributions made by various texts that are central to the history of philosophy and critically engage with the arguments presented therein.
In this module students are required 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of seminars per week.
Monday 6pm to 7pm in OC0.03 - the first lecture will be in week 2
Friday 3pm to 4pm in ARTS CINEMA - the first lecture will be in week 1
Tuesday 6pm to 7pm in MS.02
Friday 12pm to 1pm in ARTS CINEMA
Seminars start in week 2 and run for the rest of the term
There will be no seminars in reading week (week 6)
Please sign up for a seminar group using Tabula.
This module will be assessed in the following way:
Unassessed work will form part of the tutorial work and should be submitted as requested to tutorial leaders.
- 2 x 1,500 word essays (worth 15% of the module)
- 1 x 3-hour exam (worth 85% of the module)
From October 2016 course materials will be available on Moodle. Simply sign in and select the module from your Moodle home page.