Students will together read closely, and work their way critically through, 3 or 4 short texts in philosophy, selected from a range of areas and periods of Philosophy. The subject aims to develop imaginative, analytical and critical capacity in both reading and responding, verbally and in writing, to philosophical texts, thereby also helping prepare students better for research work in the discipline.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
broaden and deepen their capacity for imaginative, flexible and critical reading of philosophical texts written in varying philosophical modes;
develop their own capacity for philosophical writing;
be better prepared to undertake postgraduate research work in Philosophy.