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Philosophy 110


 
Module code FIL 110
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Introduction to Philosophy

The two semester modules at first-year level introduce students to four main subfields of philosophy, namely metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy and ethics. This module introduces students to two of these subfields, namely epistemology and metaphysics with reference to the work of a range of scholars from Africa and the rest of the Global South as well as from Asia and the West. Students will become acquainted with the nature of philosophical reflection by exploring a number of classical philosophical themes in each subfield. Throughout the module there is an emphasis on developing those critical thinking, reading and writing skills that are required in Philosophy, while students become acquainted with the power of critique as judgment and discernment.

Module credits 12.00
NQF Level 05
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Faculty of Law
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Philosophy
Period of presentation Semester 1

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