Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3110: Philosophy of Emotion
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
You will learn about the most influential philosophical accounts of the emotions, such as somatic theories and cognitive theories. You will also learn about different philosophical accounts of feelings, mood, and other affective experiences. Whereas the module will cover mainly philosophical theories of emotion, you will also learn about psychological studies of emotion.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. systematically illustrate a variety of philosophical accounts of the emotions;|
2. identify specific philosophical problems in the study of emotion;emotion
3. critically evaluate a variety of accounts of the nature of emotions whilst developing your own perspective.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. systematically illustrate a variety of philosophical positions on a specific topic;|
5. evaluate, orally and in writing, different philosophical positions;
6. distinguish between sound and unsound arguments, and develop philosophically informed considerations about them.
|Personal and Key Skills||7. engage in complex arguments verbally as an individual and in small groups;|
8. critically engage with and report accurately on existing written material.