Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3024A: Philosophical Readings 3

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The syllabus plan will vary depending on the text that has been chosen (see below). In general, each week will be devoted to in-depth analysis of a significant part of the text (one or two chapters).

  1. Introduction
  2. Chapter 1 – “Descartes’ Myth”
  3. Chapter 2 – Knowing How and Knowing That”
  4. Chapter 3 – “The Will”
  5. Chapter 4 – “Emotion”
  6. Chapter 5 – “Dispositions and Occurrences”
  7. Chapter 6 – “Self-Knowledge”
  8. Chapter 7 – “Sensation and Observation”
  9. Chapter 8 – “Imagination”
  10. Chapter 9 – “The Intellect”
  11. Chapter 10 – “Psychology”

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 22Weekly seminars. The course will be devoted to detailed discussion and analysis of the text. This format allows for in-depth analysis, exploration of your own ideas and discussion between students and lecturer. In one or two dedicated sessions, all students will present to the group how they intend to structure their essay.
Guided independent study128A variety of private study activities guided by your module leader

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/