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PH134 - Introduction to Philosophy (for outside students) Without Logic

  • Module code: PH134
  • Module name: Introduction to Philosophy (for outside students) Without Logic
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

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. It is the ideal module for non-Philosophy students who want to get a taste of the subject and learn about some of the deepest and most fascinating questions of philosophy.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: 1. understand main debates in main subject areas of philosophy, such as moral and political philosophy, epistemology and metaphysics, aesthetics, and continental philosophy; 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 .

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will run through terms 1 & 2. Students are required to attend the weekly lectures. In addition, there will be staff-led fortnightly seminars or which students will be required to prepare short essays.

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Other essential notes

Please note that attendance at both lectures and seminars and completion of any unasssessed or required work is a requirement of this module

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PH134-30)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Global Sustainable Development (V5L8) - Year 1
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