HM5510: Philosophy as a Way of Life

HM5510: Philosophy as a Way of Life

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Philosophy as a Way of Life
Module Code HM5510
Module Tutor William Large
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This modules aims to apply philosophical methods and knowledge to contemporary life.

Indicative Syllabus

In the beginning philosophy was never considered to be simply an academic study taught by professors and to be learnt by rote by students, but a practice and guide to living. This module will examine philosophy as a way of life in ancient thought, how this was reawakened in the 19th and 20th centuries, and whether it can still be used to face the ethical and political issues that face us all in the present age.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of philosophy as a way of live both in the ancient and modern world.
  2. Apply their understanding of philosophy to contemporary ethical and political issues
  3. Abstract, analyse and construct arguments that support their own views of the value and use of philosophy in the everyday world.
  4. Support their arguments with evidence and peer reviewed sources.
  5. Use a range of ICT skills in order to gather, evaluate and synthesise different types of information.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 28
Independent Learning Hours: 122
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 2000 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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