This unit is built around a close examination of key philosophical texts. Students will acquire a specialist understanding of debates and positions within a select field of philosophy, and will identify and engage with philosophical issues in detail. The unit prepares students for further study in philosophy at honours level.
|Unit name||Key Issues in Philosophy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- Gain a specialist understanding of contemporary debates and positions within particular fields of philosophy across different philosophical traditions appropriate for advanced-level study of philosophy, leading to honours and postgraduate study.
- Engage with contemporary issues in relation to philosophy and from a range of philosophical traditions, synthesising perspectives to arrive at reflectively formed judgements.
- Apply disciplinary skills of argument analysis and construction and clear communication with flexibility and creativity to identify and solve problems with intellectual independence.
- Demonstrate the development of an ethical comportment to the world in engaging with issues in relation to philosophy.
Weekly lecture (2 times; 100 minutes)
Task 1: Presentation, 750 words (20%)
Task 2: Critique, 500 words (15%)
Task 3: Tutorial/other participation (20%)
Task 4: Position paper, 3000 words (45%)
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