Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL1002A: Knowledge and Reality 1

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

How do we know what we know? (innate knowledge, scepticism, Descartes' cogito, empiricism, common sense). What is there? (the notion of substance, primary and secondary qualities, idealism, Kant's a priori, a critique of metaphysics).

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 2211 x Weekly 2 hours lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 5Fortnightly one hour small group tutorials
Guided Independent study88Private study time (weekly course readings, exam preparation etc.)
Guided Independent study35Preparation for formative essay

Online Resources

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