Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL1008: Philosophical Reading 2

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


NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Kirsten Walsh (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


John Locke is easily one of the most influential philosophers of all time. Following the work of Francis Bacon, Locke’s work was crucial to the development of modern epistemology and the experimental tradition in natural philosophy. His work in political philosophy was equally important to the development of social contract theory and is reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence. Finally, his theory of mind is regarded as the origin of modern theories of identity and the self. The content of this module will provide essential background knowledge for any student who plans to pursue interests in epistemology, philosophy of mind, political philosophy, or early modern philosophy. No prior coursework or disciplinary training is pre-requisite for taking this module.

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