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PH2038: METAPHYSICS, EPISTEMOLOGY AND LANGUAGE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First 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?

  • Philosophy (PH)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 2 or Master Of Arts In Philosophy, Politics And Economics (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

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

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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