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This subject will be taught by a Visiting Scholar in an area of their expertise. It will provide graduate-level engagement with contemporary work in the student's own or cognate disciplines. A subject description and any preliminary reading will be available by the beginning of the academic year in which the subject is to be taught.
In 2017, in this subject we will work through material from Ted Sider’s Logic for Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2010), a graduate level text in logic applied to philosophical questions. Successful completion of the course of study would involve covering core techniques and tools in the proof theory and model theory of classical first order-predicate logic, normal modal logic, counterfactuals and two-dimensional modal logic.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- enhanced knowledge of the topic or area of scholarship taught in the module;
- an ability to reflect upon their own research work in relation to the content of the module; and
- enhanced engagement with leading-edge research in particular areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences today.
The subjects will contribute, through teaching and discussion with academic staff and peers, to developing skills and capacities including those identified in the University-defined Graduate Attributes for the PhD, in particular:
- the capacity to contextualise research within an international corpus of specialist knowledge
- an advanced ability to engage in critical reflection, synthesis and evaluation of research-based and scholarly literature, and
- an advanced understanding of key disciplinary and multi-disciplinary norms and perspectives relevant to the field.
Last updated: 29 October 2019