Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3024A: Philosophical Readings 3

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

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.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. engage in in-depth study of a text through detailed reading and analysis;
2. understand the historical and social context of production of the philosophical book;
3. question/criticise the text’s approach from different perspectives;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate the 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 Skills7. 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.