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PY4611   Classical Philosophy

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

We shall conduct a thorough study of central and substantial texts in classical philosophy, with close attention to the philosophical implications. Examples: Plato's Theaetetus and Sophist, or Timaeus and Philebus, or Laches, Charmides, and Lysis; Aristotle's On the Soul, or Eudemian Ethics, or some books of the Physics. It is not ruled out that the focus in some years would be on the pre-socratics, or on Socrates and the 5th century sophists, or on Hellenistic philosophy, or on Platonism after Plato.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

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 to a total of 7,000 words


Module teaching staff: Dr B Sattler