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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL1006: Introduction to Philosophical Analysis

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

1. Philosophy as way of life
2. Philosophy as critique of knowledge
3. Philosophy as genealogy
4. Philosophy as linguistic analysis
5. Experimental philosophy

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
scheduled learning activity 16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
scheduled learning activity 1111 x 1 hour tutorials
Guided independent study5511 x 5 hours for course readings
Guided independent study32.5Reading for and writing of essay
Guided independent study35Preparing for exam

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE webpage for this course:

Internet Encyclopaedia for Philosophy:

EpistemeLinks (list of philosophy resources on the Internet):

Stanford Encyclopaedia for Philosophy: