Foundations of Western Philosophy
SCQF level 8
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF level 8
This module provides an introduction to central figures, texts and ideas of the period of Ancient Philosophy. Classical Greek philosophy - specifically the works of Plato and Aristotle - will always be at the core of the module. The study of Plato and Aristotle can serve as a focus for discussing either earlier (presocratic) or later philosophical developments. Themes covered will include: the nature of thought, natural science, the human mind, the theory of knowledge, metaphysics and the good life of the individual and of society.
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take PY2003
Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial.
Scheduled learning hours: 39
Guided independent study hours: 161
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%