Analytic and Continental Philosophy - PHIL8560

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Autumn Term 7 30 (15) Edward Kanterian checkmark-circle

Overview

This module will provide a student with the opportunity to become involved in contemporary philosophical research by means of advanced foundational texts in analytic and continental philosophy. Indicative examples of such texts include some of the most recent monographs and articles in the area.

Details

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 20
Private Study Hours: 280
Total Study Hours: 300

Availability

This module is compulsory for students studying on the MA in Philosophy.

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Essay (4,000 words) – 100%

Reassessment methods:
Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Any edition of the following:
Arendt, H. The Human Condition
Anscombe G. Intention
De Beauvoir, S. The Second Sex
Frege, G. Foundations of Arithmetic
Gadamer, H.G. Truth and Method
Haack, S. Philosophy of Logics
Heidegger, M. Being and Time
Quine, W. Word and Object
Ricoeur, P. The Conflict of Interpretations: Essays in Hermeneutics
Russell, B. On Denoting
Strawson, P.F. On Referring
von Wright, G.H. Explanation and Understanding
Wittgenstein, L. Tractatus

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

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

1 Demonstrate comprehensive familiarity with advanced topics in analytic and continental philosophy;
2 Demonstrate advanced understanding of special issues in analytic and continental philosophy, and their history.

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

1 Demonstrate intellectual originality in their writing;
2 Consider the views of others, whether spoken or written, and develop a critique that furthers investigation;
3 Demonstrate their capacity to conduct extensive research and original, independent study;
4 Construct and evaluate methodologies and arguments as well as propose new hypotheses.

Notes

  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  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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