Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3060: Philosophy of Emotion

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

You will learn about the most influential philosophical accounts of the emotions, such as feeling theories and cognitive theories. You will also learn about different philosophical accounts of feelings, moods, and other affective experiences. Whereas the module will cover mainly philosophical theories of emotion, you will also learn about psychological studies of emotion.

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. Clearly, correctly and systematically illustrate a variety of philosophical accounts of the emotions;
2. Identify specific philosophical problems in the study of emotion;
3. Critically evaluate a variety of accounts of the nature of emotions whilst developing your own perspective;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Clearly illustrate a variety of philosophical positions on a specific topic;
5. Critically evaluate, orally and in writing, different philosophical positions;
6. Systematically distinguish between sound and unsound arguments, and provide constructive criticisms;
Personal and Key Skills7. Engage in complex arguments verbally as an individual and in small groups;
8. Engage with and report accurately on existing written material.