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PHIL1013: Society, Knowledge and Self

This unit is an introduction to central issues in political philosophy, theories of knowledge and philosophical conceptions of the self. The first part will consider the state, freedom and political obligation. The second part will examine some of the major theories of knowledge in the modern philosophical tradition. The final section will look at conceptions of the self as a knowing and acting subject.

Code PHIL1013
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate improved skills in critical thinking and the clear expression of your views both orally and in writing
  • LO2. demonstrate ability to analyse and evaluate philosophical arguments
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of key texts in political philosophy, epistemology, and the theory of personal identity
  • LO4. critically evaluate theories about the state, knowledge, and the self