Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : General/Others
Function : General
Trainer name : Dr Shlomit Harrosh
Starts on : 10th Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
Even as our knowledge continually expands, philosophical questions asked since the time of the Ancient Greek philosophers continue to perplex us. This course offers students the opportunity to explore four topics in philosophy - knowledge, reality, free will and morality. Through a series of guided readings, and participation in discussions and other online events, you will not only learn how philosophers have tackled these topics, but learn how to tackle them for yourselves.
The aim of the course is to introduce students to central topics in philosophy. The objectives are to promote interest in philosophy, to develop an understanding of the nature of philosophical questions, and of ways in which these can be answered.
Topics covered by the course are:
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following books: Blackburn, S., Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy(OUP, 2001) Guttenplan, S., Hornsby, J. & Janaway, C., Reading Philosophy: Selected Texts with a method for Beginners (Blackwell, 2002)
The areas you will cover in this course are:
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