Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2075: Philosophical Readings 6

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

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to familiarize students with one of the key texts in twentieth-century Japanese philosophy and to see how this text can inform our thinking about a range of important philosophical topics. You will develop the skills needed to read, understand, and critically engage with a philosophical text. You will also gain familiarity with the practice of cross-cultural comparative philosophy, an understanding of challenges to doing this kind of philosophy, and an appreciation for how abstract philosophical debates can have concrete relevance to everyday life. 

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. demonstrate foundational understanding of the main arguments of the discussed philosophical text;
2. evaluate the validity of the arguments of the discussed philosophical text;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. read and gain an understanding of original philosophical texts;
4. discuss philosophical arguments from source texts;
Personal and Key Skills5. analyse and evaluate difficult texts;
6. communicate independent assessments of complex arguments in speaking and in writing
7. demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task