Pain & Pleasure PHIL5105
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The focus of this course is affective experience, the phenomenon of certain experiences (such as pain) feeling bad or good. Affective experience is the focus of increasing philosophical and scientific attention. It poses numerous questions across a range of philosophical areas (and beyond), from philosophy of mind and psychology to value theory.
16x1hr lectures and 4x1hr seminars as scheduled on MyCampus.
Requirements of Entry
Masters at College Level
2 Essays (2500 words each) - 100%
Main Assessment In: April/May
This course aims to:
■ Allow students to gain a thorough understanding of central theories about the nature of law.
■ Provide students with the opportunity to apply philosophical concepts and theories to philosophical issues raised by the law.
■ Encourage students to hone their analytical and critical skills, by considering and developing key arguments and positions in depth.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Formulate clearly, and explain in some detail, central philosophical theories of the nature of law.
■ Critically evaluate the merits of those theories.
■ Competently deploy a variety of concepts from other philosophical subdisciplines (e.g. metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, moral philosophy) in the analysis of philosophical questions raised by the law.
■ Articulate complex arguments perspicuously and rigorously, in written form.
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.