SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
Tensions in our understanding of our concepts and the world can often give rise to paradoxes: situations where we are led from considerations we accept and may even find obvious to conclusions which we find very surprising or even ridiculous. Probably the best way to get a feel for how to deal with paradoxes and the issues which lie behind them is to examine a variety of paradoxes, both ancient and contemporary.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PY1006 or pass PY1012
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take PY4648
Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour seminar.
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
Re-assessment: 1 or more essays to a total of 7,000 words (or suitable equivalent in the case of formal logic)