Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL1004: Philosophical Problems 1
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
|Available via distance learning|
The module convenor is Dr Sam Wilkinson.
This module will introduce you to the kind of philosophical thinking that is involved in solving, or at least addressing, concrete philosophical problems. Each lecture will focus on such a problem, which will take the form of a concrete real-world example. Throughout the module, and through the lens of these examples, we will cover many of the core areas of philosophy. What sets this module apart from other general introductions to philosophy is its focus on concrete problematic examples. These examples themselves will guide your thinking and discussion, rather than what some famous philosopher happened to say. There is no prior knowledge or experience required, and there are no pre-requisite or co-requisite modules.