Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Explain and analyse the difference between various philosophical methodologies.
- Explain and analyse the central concepts that are pertinent to an understanding of contemporary philosophy, such as gender, experience, morality and knowledge.
- Write well-researched and well-structured philosophical analyses on the topics convered in the lectures.
In this course we introduce and examine key themes, authors and philosophical methodologies that are important for an understanding of, and grounding in, contemporary philosophy. In doing so, we aim to equip students with a broad spectrum of philosophical knowledge and critical skills that will enable them to undertake a Masters course in philosophy. The course covers two main themes: (i) the examination of different philosophical methodologies, including analytic philosophy, feminist philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, and (ii) and examination of the key concepts that arise from these methodologies, such as gender, morality, knowledge and experience.|