Philosophical Methodology PHIL5093
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- 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 Philosophical Methodology, which explores classic and contemporary themes (see Indicative Course Content/Reading List) that bear on the practice of philosophy itself.
6x2hr meetings will be arranged fortnightly across 10 weeks. Options running in a given year are available on MyCampus.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level.
Essay (4000-5000 words) - 100%
This course aims to:
■ Develop students' undergraduate level understanding of Philosophical Methodology 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 issues connected with philosophical method.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Explain the leading contemporary positions and arguments in a key area or areas within Philosophical Methodology
■ Articulate arguments for and against these theories, and compare them fruitfully and critically
■ Recognise and incorporate contemporary positions and arguments in Philosophical Methodology 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.