Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3053: History of Philosophy
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
You will gain a good understanding of some key problems addressed by early modern philosophers, including their rationale and various attempts at solving them. By making a critical study of these topics, focusing on primary texts, your skills in the analysis, evaluation and presentation of arguments will be enhanced.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Identify and cogently discuss the questions, themes and topics addressed by some early modern philosophers.|
2. Critically distinguish and evaluate certain positions and arguments within early modern philosophy.
3. Conduct in-depth analysis of early modern philosophical texts in their historical and philosophical context.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Demonstrate a high level of understanding of the interrelation between historical events and philosophical developments.|
5. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of different types of historical and philosophical analysis.
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Demonstrate a significantly expanded philosophical vocabulary and understanding with respect to key ideas in early modern philosophy and how they relate to central ideas and theme in present-day philosophy.|
7. Conduct research independently engaging in complex ideas and problems while developing original research insights.
8. Engage in complex and high level argumentation both orally and through writing.