Classic Philosophy Text - PHIL3190

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) Edward Kanterian checkmark-circle


We will take a classic philosophical text, and work through it. We think about the historical context, and what the author was trying to do with it, and grapple with some interpretative difficulties.


Contact hours

Private Study: 130
Contact Hours: 20
Total: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Portfolio (50%)
Essay (1,800 words) 50%

Reassessment methods
Synoptic Essay: 2,500 words

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate basic understanding of a classic philosophical text;
2 Appreciate the role of historical context in interpreting philosophical texts;
3 Read philosophy in a way that is considered, reflective, and imaginative;
4 Write philosophy in a way that is careful, logical, structured and coherent.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate skills in critical analysis and interpreting arguments through reading and listening to others;
2 Demonstrate their ability to make basic ideas understandable in their writing;
3 Demonstrate their ability to work autonomously and to take responsibility for their learning.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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