This is the Idea of God module. You will be tested on this in the PHIL 1 exam. We examine God's potential qualities and their coherence, The Ontological Argument, Descartes' Trademark Argument and the criticisms that suggest the 'idea' of God is a human construction. We study Anselm, Descartes, Marx, Freud, Durkheim and others.

This is the Philosophy of Religion module. You will be tested through the PHIL 3 exam where you will have to write for one hour on this topic. We examine the Cosmological Argument, Religious Experience, Faith, Agnosticism, Miracles and Religious Language. We will look at Aquinas, Russell, James, Otto, Kierkegaard, Descartes, Pascal, Hume, Ayer and Wittgenstein, amongst others.

The Political Philosophy module is tested on the PHIL 3 paper. You will have one hour to write one essay and therefore need to really know this module inside and out. We examine the concept of The State and its legitimacy, Liberty, Rights, Justice and Nation States. We look at ideologies such as Marxism, Conservatism, Liberalism and Anarchism.

This is the Plato's Republic module. You will be examined on this in the PHIL 4 exam.

We will be reading Book I (which is 336b to 367e) and Book V, VI and VII (which is 474c to 521b). Within this we will examine Plato's views on Justice, The Forms, Democracy, Education, Society and Political Organisation.

 

This is the Idea of God module. You will be tested on this in the PHIL 1 exam. We examine God's potential qualities and their coherence, The Ontological Argument, Descartes' Trademark Argument and the criticisms that suggest the 'idea' of God is a human construction. We study Anselm, Descartes, Marx, Freud, Durkheim and others.

Knowledge of the External World is the epistemology module covered on the PHIL 2 paper. We look at theories of perception: Naive Realism, Direct Realism, Representative Realism and Idealism. We study Locke, Hume, Berkeley, Russell and Kant.

Reason and Experience module - examining the empiricism vs rationalism debate and studying Plato, Descartes, Locke, Hume and Kant among others.

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