Postgraduate taught 

Philosophy (Conversion) MSc

Introduction to Analytic Philosophy B PHIL5113

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course covers key areas of analytic philosophy, and includes sections on topics such as Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, and Classic papers.


One two-hour session per week

Excluded Courses

Existing Introduction to Analytic Philosophy PHIL 5026


Introduction to Analytic Philosophy A


3000 word essay on one of the main Modules (60%)

1000 word essay on one of the Classic Papers (20%)

1000 word Dissertation Plan (20%)

Course Aims

The course aims to:

■ provide an introduction to a broad range of core topics in analytic philosophy, and a number of classic texts in the subject.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

■ understand core topics in analytic philosophy, and central theories, arguments and lines of contemporary thought therein

■ assess critically and to compare profitably some principal contemporary arguments and positions concerning core topics, and apply this in three writing assignments.

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.