Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2025A: Philosophical Readings 4
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
This module will enable you to be become familiar and conversant with the basic theories and concepts of social philosopher Jürgen Habermas. You will be able to relate Habermas’s views to those of past and contemporary philosophers working in social and political theory, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophical anthropology and cultural theory. The module aims to give you both the tools to critically approach most if not all areas of philosophy and social theory as well as a feeling for a very distinctive style of doing philosophy which is both highly systematic, historically reflective, and widely synthetic in its relation to both philosophy and empirical science.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. engage in in-depth study of a text through detailed reading and analysis; |
2. develop some understanding of the historical and social context of production of the philosophical book;
3. develop some ability to question/criticise the texts approach from different perspectives;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. demonstrate the developing ability to analyse philosophical arguments; |
5. reason about the abstract and concrete problems addressed in texts;
6. write well-argued essays using appropriate philosophical arguments and language;
|Personal and Key Skills||7. construct and evaluate arguments; |
8. formulate and express ideas at different levels of abstraction; and
9. assess, analyse, discuss, and criticise the views of others.