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Modern Philosophy - PLS3702

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to students of all disciplines across all colleges who wish to advance their critical and creative thinking skills by being exposed to the period of Modernity in the history of Western intellectual thinking. Students who successfully complete this module will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to critically engage with primary and secondary Philosophical texts of major thinkers of Modernity, focusing upon the following four thematic areas: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy. Upon completion, the student will be able to identify the influence of Modern thinkers on the history of Philosophy and their continual role in the development of philosophical discourse. Moreover, students will be able to analyse and evaluate complex arguments posed by the thinkers they encounter, being challenged to construct counter-arguments and/or supportive arguments to these claims.