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PH135 - Introduction to Philosophy (for Philosophy and Literature)

  • Module code: PH135
  • Module name: Introduction to Philosophy (for Philosophy and Literature)
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal 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.

Timetabled teaching activities

In this module students are required 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of seminars per week.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PH135-30)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assignment 1 - 1,500 words 7.5%
  Assignment 2 - 1,500 words 7.5%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 85%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 1
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