PH134-30 Introduction to Philosophy Without Logic
PH134 - Introduction to Philosophy (without logic)
This module is team taught by a number of academic staff from the Philosophy department to provide a wide-ranging introduction to some of the most important issues and works in philosophy.
The areas covered will be: Term 1: Ancient Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy Term 2: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
The following subject areas and approaches will be covered:
Terms 1 and 2:
Philosophy of Mind
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Understand main debates in key subject areas of philosophy, such as moral and political philosophy, epistemology and metaphysics, aesthetics, continental philosophy
- Articulate their own view of the relative merits of different positions in key debates and engage critically with other points of view.
- critically analyse and evaluate philosophical arguments in different subject areas of philosophy
- recognize the distinctive contributions made by various texts that are central to the history of philosophy and critically engage with the arguments presented therein
Indicative reading list
See electronic bibliography
Subject specific skills
Knowledge and understanding of core philosophical topics; philosophy essay writing skills; logical analysis and methods.
Critical evaluation, persuasive writing, logical analysis, critical discussion.
|Lectures||18 sessions of 2 hours (12%)|
|Seminars||17 sessions of 1 hour (6%)|
|Private study||247 hours (82%)|
Private study description
No private study requirements defined for this module.
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.
Assessment group A
|Written Assignment 1 (1000 words)||10%|
|Written Assignment 2 (1000 words)||10%|
|Written Assignment 3 (2000 words)||40%|
|Written Assignment 4 (2000 words)||40%|
Assessment group R
|3 hour online examination (Resit)||100%|
3 hour exam
Feedback on assessment
Feedback on essays will be provided via Tabula, addressing standard areas of evaluation and individual content. Feedback on examinations will be provided in the form of a summary report.
If you take this module, you cannot also take:
- PH136-15 Logic 1: Introduction to Symbolic Logic
- PH144-15 Mind and Reality
- PH145-15 Plato and Descartes
- PH149-15 Key Debates in Moral and Political Philosophy
This module is Core for:
- Year 1 of UIPA-V5L8 Undergraduate Philosophy and Global Sustainable Development
- Year 1 of UPHA-VQ52 Undergraduate Philosophy, Literature and Classics
This module is Optional for:
UECA-3 Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants
- Year 1 of L100 Economics
- Year 1 of L116 Economics and Industrial Organization
- Year 1 of UECA-LM1D Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies
- Year 1 of UHIA-V1V5 Undergraduate History and Philosophy