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PY3100   Reading Philosophy 1: Texts in Language, Logic, Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Science

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module is designed to develop the philosophical skills students have acquired over their sub-Honours years, and acquaint them with key works in core areas of philosophy. The module involves close study of philosophical texts - historical and contemporary - that address a variety of topics within metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophies of logic and language, mind and science. Students will be required to carry out close study and discussion of these texts in staff-led weekly workshops, thereby furthering their skills of critical evaluation and analysis. Students will also take turns in presenting papers to the workshop, in pair-groups, which will help them to develop important communication skills and provide an opportunity for teamwork.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): If not already passed you must take at least 40 credits from any levels matching py2. Before taking this module you must pass PY1006 or pass PY1012

Co-requisite(s): If not already passed you must take at least 40 credits from any levels matching py2

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, and 1 hour autonomous (student-run) learning group.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework (including seminar presentation) = 100%

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

Re-assessment: 1 or more essays to a total of 7,000 words = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr P M Greenough
Module teaching staff: Team taught