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PHIL6102: Research Topics: 20th Century Philosophy

This unit will study key texts from the 20th century along with recent scholarship that has emerged from, or that engages with, these texts. Schools of thought treated may include logical positivism, existentialism, analytic philosophy, and pragmatism. Students will gain an understanding of how past ways of doing philosophy can influence the shape of present debates.

Code PHIL6102
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of Cavell's work and its philosophical importance
  • LO2. Show the continuing relevance of philosophy in our age of science.
  • LO3. Read, understand and critically engage with the texts of a modern master.
  • LO4. Identify, formulate and assess philosophical problems and demonstrate an understanding of important conceptual distinctions.
  • LO5. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of important conceptual distinctions (such as truth vs knowledge, skepticism vs fallibilism, relativism vs pluralism) and an ability to apply them.
  • LO6. Express yourselves precisely and demonstrate an ability to make rationally persuasive arguments.
  • LO7. Demonstrate sensitivity, intellectual honesty, generosity and cultural competence in interpretation and argument.
  • LO8. Effectively apply philosophical knowledge and approaches to issues encountered in an interdisciplinary context.

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