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PH354 - Aristotle

  • Module code: PH354
  • Module name: Aristotle
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

By the end of the module students should be able to.... Understand and expound the central elements of Aristotle’s philosophy. Communicate clearly and substantively in speech and in writing on the questions addressed in the module. Isolate the important claims within both the primary texts and the secondary literature, understand the structure of arguments, test views for strengths and weaknesses, make pertinent use of examples, and compare the substance of views consistently. Pursue and organize philosophical research using a range of sources (print and electronic media), documenting research carefully, and showing the ability to engage independently in philosophical debate.

Timetabled teaching activities

Normally students must attend 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of seminars per week.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PH354-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) 1500 word essay 15%
  2500 word essay 85%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting/exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Philosophy (V1V5) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy (wiith Intercalated year) (V701) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy with Classical Civilisation (V7Q8) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 2