Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2038: The Self
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
This module will contribute to the philosophy programme by introducing, discussing, and critically evaluating various conceptual and empirical issues related to the self. It will demonstrate how these issues relate to other philosophical topics such as consciousness, embodiment, social cognition, ethics, animal cognition, and religious experience. It will explore how philosophy can inform, and be informed by, scientific inquiry. Finally, it will also demonstrate how seemingly abstract philosophical questions can have concrete relevance for everyday life.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate knowledge of several philosophical and empirical models of the self|
2. Evaluate some of the strengths and interrelationships of these different models
3. Formulate new questions based upon our consideration of these models
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Illustrate a variety of philosophical positions on a specific topic|
5. Critically evaluate, both orally and in writing, different philosophical positions
6. Appreciate the process of formulating and evaluating different philosophical arguments
7. Understand a variety of philosophical positions in relation to their sociocultural and scientific context
|Personal and Key Skills||8. Engage critically with assigned readings|
9. Communicate concepts and ideas clearly both orally and in writing
10. Engage productively and charitably in group discussions