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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

PHIL5001M Analytic Philosophy A

30 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Prof Robin Le Poidevin
Email: r.d.lepoidevin@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Module replaces

PHIL5000M Analytic Philosophy

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module is an advanced introduction to historical and/or contemporary debates in several subfields within analytic philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ethics, metaethics, philosophy of religion, and aesthetics. This module will be taught by various members of staff according to their research interests. The precise topics covered will vary from year to year.

Objectives

To provide an advanced introduction to historical and/or contemporary debates in several subfields within analytic philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ethics, metaethics, philosophy of religion, and aesthetics. Upon completion of the module, the student should show a good grasp of the particular debates covered, as well as a broad understanding of the concerns of each of the subfields.

Learning outcomes
Detailed and critical understanding of the particular debates covered, and a broad understanding of the concerns of each of the subfields.

Skills outcomes
The module will develop the breadth of the students’ philosophical knowledge, as well as their writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills.


Syllabus

To be developed in consultation with the various members of staff teaching on the module.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminars112.0022.00
Private study hours278.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Preparation for seminar (reading, writing up notes): 20 hours per seminar * 11 = 220 hours
Preparation for essay (reading, drafting, revising): 58 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Class discussions
Feedback on informal presentations
Feedback on essay plans in office hours
Weekly student presentations

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 6000 word essay (end of semester)100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/06/2021 14:25:34

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