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PHIL2232 History of Modern Philosophy: Locke and Berkeley

20 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr Victor Dura-Vila
Email: v.dura-vila@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces

PHIL2212 - History of Modern Philosophy: Leibniz & Hume

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate:
- knowledge and understanding of some central texts and ideas in the history of modern philosophy before, and leading up to, the work of Kant;
- the ability to read and respond to philosophical writing from a different era;
- the ability to combine historical sensitivity and critical analysis in the study of the history of philosophy.

Syllabus

The History of Modern Philosophy module this year will focus on an in-depth study of works by 2 classic authors of the pre-Kantian Modern period; namely John Locke and George Berkeley. Decisions with regard to the precise content of the syllabus will be made with a view to providing breadth of coverage and preparation for later study in the History of Philosophy stream.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar81.008.00
Private study hours181.00
Total Contact hours19.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading and tutorial preparation: 106 hours
Preparing and writing assessed essay: 25 hours
Preparing for the exam: 50 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Tutorial performance;
- Via the mid-semester assessed essay.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 mid semester 1,500 word essay33.33
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)33.33

This forms one third of the formal assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins66.67
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)66.67

This forms two thirds of the formal assessment

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 20/05/2019

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