Epistemology B PHIL5092
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
A Masters level course in Epistemology which develops undergraduate level understanding of the field, including Relativism and Scepticism, towards a foundation for postgraduate research in Philosophy.
1x1hr seminar and 1x1hr lecture per week for 10 weeks. Options running in a given year are available on MyCampus.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level.
■ Essay of 4000-5000 words. - 100%
This course aims to:
• Develop students understanding of Epistemology to a level which allow them to engage with contemporary positions and arguments in the field
• Enable students to articulate and critically evaluate their own position within these contemporary issues
• Provide a foundation in this field for future engagement in original research in Philosophy
• Provide the opportunity to achieve a foundation that equips the student for research leading to a Ph.D. in the following areas: Social Epistemology, Epistemic Relativism, Scepticism, Knowledge-How, Extended Knowledge, the Epistemology of Cognitive Enhancement
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
• Explain the contemporary positions and arguments in a focused subfield of Epistemology
• Articulate arguments for and against these theories, and compare them fruitfully and critically
• Recognise and incorporate contemporary positions and arguments in Epistemology into their own developing research fields where relevant
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.