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PY1802   Reasoning and Knowledge (by Distance Learning)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: (subject to sufficient student demand) Non-graduating distance-learning students only

Planned timetable: No traditional classes: e-learning module.

What should we believe? How should we think? This module provides an introduction to informal modes of reasoning and to philosophical ideas about the differences between good and bad arguments. We will discuss induction and deduction, justification and knowledge, and will study elementary features of logic. The module is an essential foundation for further study in philosophy, and teaches critical and analytic skills central to many other disciplines.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take PY1006 or take PY1012 or take PY2902

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Via Moodle - weekly 1-hour scheduled live tutorial chat.

Scheduled learning hours: 15

Guided independent study hours: 185

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 1 or more essays/critical evaluation totaling no more than 4,500 words