Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL1006: Introduction to Philosophical Analysis
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
This module has two aims: to introduce you to the various conceptions of philosophy that have existed over time, and to develop your interpretive skills through the study of classic texts. You will be introduced to five different conceptions of philosophy and study texts illustrative of each, together with critical commentaries.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. address and assess complex issues analytically|
2. demonstrate in writing and orally knowledge of five major conceptions of philosophy, and the abilitycapacity to evaluate the differences between those conceptions
3. evaluate which conception of philosophy better suits your own interests and aims in studying philosophy, and to explain why
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. demonstrate in writing and orally an abilitycapacity to appreciate clarity as a worthwhile goal of philosophical analysis, and then use this skill to tackle more effectively the specific philosophical issues to which one is drawn.|
5. demonstrate basic competence in the production of clear and rigorous analytical examination in written work
|Personal and Key Skills||6. think clearly and rigorously|
7. demonstrate in writing an ability tothe capacity appreciate the virtues of an analytical approach to the consideration of evidence, argument and justification
8. to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task .