Starts: 11 Jan 2022
Great Philosophical Thinkers Part 2
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify some central themes of modern philosophy
- Summarise the views of some of the most influential philosophers
- Defend and challenge positions taken by a range of philosophers
- Explain how eminent philosophers have influenced one another, providing a rough chronology of philosophical thought
- Situate philosophical problems in relation to other fields of inquiry, such as physics and sociology.
Class format and activities
The format of classes is interactive. Classes will consist of presentations by the tutor and discussion in pairs and small groups. The aim is not for students to hear about philosophy, but to address philosophical problems that still occupy philosophers today. So be prepared to hear views you may disagree with and to be asked to defend your own. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will receive ongoing formative feedback from the tutor. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Whether you are new to philosophy or have taken a philosophy course at Morley before, you are welcome.
What you need to know before you enrol
This course is delivered online using Microsoft Teams.
What you need
You will need access to a computer or tablet with internet access to help make notes, undertake any research for your course, and complete any work and studies outside class times.
What you can do next
If the course has sparked your interest in philosophy, then Morley College are offering a range of philosophy courses throughout the academic year, including history of philosophy and moral philosophy courses.