Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2024A: Philosophical Readings 3
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
This module aims to introduce you to one of the most influential books in 20th century philosophy, Gilbert Ryle’s “The Concept of Mind”. As well as engaging critically with a major philosophical work, you will become familiar with two key movements in 20th century philosophy, behaviourism and ordinary language philosophy. You will also think critically about a number of central issues in philosophy of mind.
|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.