Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL1002B: Knowledge and Reality 2
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Sam Wilkinson (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
The aim of this module is to introduce you to core topics in western philosophy. The course will revolve around a number of questions: What is the mind? What is the self? Does God exist? Why is there evil? Are we free? What should we do? How should we live? In considering these questions, you will become acquainted with some of the main historical movements in western philosophy, as well as with basic concepts and theories in core areas of philosophy such as epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and moral philosophy. No special knowledge is required, but it would be helpful to have attended the first part of this module, Knowledge and Reality 1.