Master Topic in Theoretical Philosophy
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Objectives and Content
After completing the course, the student should have
- Familiarity with contemporary scholarship on key debates related to a central theme in theoretical philosophy;
- Understanding of concepts, problems, arguments, and positions within key debates related to this theme.
After completing the course, the student should be able to
- Describe key concepts, problems, and positions related to a central theme in theoretical philosophy
- Reconstruct and evaluate arguments advanced in scholarly literature in support of different positions in debates related to this theme
- Reflect on, and form well-reasoned judgements about debates related to this theme
- Communicate understanding and ideas related to the course content both orally and in writing
- Formulate research questions related to the debates covered in the course
- Identify scholarly literature, from the course reading list and beyond, in preparation for answering a research question
- Outline, propose, and write a research paper that engages with relevant and up-to-date scholarly literature.
After completing the course, the student should be competent to
- Make an original contribution to a key debate in theoretical philosophy
Level of Study
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Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
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Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
In order to complete the course, students must:
- Attend at least 70% of the seminars
- Submit an outline of the proposed research paper (deadline set by the instructor)
- Give a presentation of the proposed research paper (scheduled by the instructor)
- Submit a draft (minimum 4000 words) of the research paper (deadline set by the instructor).
- Attend a supervision session (scheduled by the instructor)
An approval of compulsory requirements is valid for three semesters, including the semester in which the approval is given.
Forms of Assessment
Exams in the course are held every semester.
The compulsory activities have to be formally approved before one can take an exam in the course.
The compulsory requirements have to be formally approved in a semester in which there is teaching in the relevant course in order to register for the examination in a semester in which there is no teaching in that course.