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PH2538: METAPHYSICS, EPISTEMOLOGY AND LANGUAGE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 Aug 2017 11:46


Course Overview

This course provides students with an introduction to central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, logic and philosophy of language. The emphasis is on introducing some of the central issues in these areas; issues that have shaped the contemporary debate. In addition to introducing a number of central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and philosophy of language, this course also teaches and further develops a number of essential skills including extracting and evaluating philosophical arguments, critical writing, and the application of logical concepts to philosophical problems.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ulrich Stegmann

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PH2038 Metaphysics, Epistemology and Language (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides students with an introduction to central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, logic and philosophy of language. The emphasis is on introducing some of the central issues in these areas; issues that have shaped the contemporary debate. In addition to introducing a number of central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and philosophy of language, this course also teaches and further develops a number of essential skills including extracting and evaluating philosophical arguments, critical writing, and the application of logical concepts to philosophical problems.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Mental Philosophy
  • MA Philosophy-Physics
  • Philosophy Joint
  • Philosophy Major

Contact Teaching Time

21 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

Participation (20%)
Pre-tutorial quizzes (20%)
Short essay (20%)
Take-home exam (40%)

Resit

2,500 Essay (100%)

 

Formative Assessment

Philosophical tools exercises

Feedback

Detailed feedback will be provided on both essays. Feedback will address the essay according to four criteria: clarity, comprehension, critical engagement and presentation. Detailed feedback will also be provided on the Philosophical Tools Exercises.

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