Knowledge and Reality - PL805

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
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This module will provide a student with the opportunity to become involved in contemporary philosophical research by means of advanced theories in epistemology and metaphysics. Topics to be discussed include the nature of knowledge and reality.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20


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

Method of assessment

Essay (4000 words) - 100%

Indicative reading

Any edition of the following:
Kripke, S. Naming and Necessity;
Sosa, E. & Kim, J. Epistemology: An Anthology;
Strawson, P. Individuals;
Williamson, T. Knowledge and Its Limits

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of foundational theories in epistemology and metaphysics;
Student will be able to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of core issues in epistemology and metaphysics, and their history, as well as the ability to grapple with these issues.

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