BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics options
Year 2, Component 03
Choose two from: PY434-5-SU or PY436-5-SU or PY439-5-SU
Texts in Practical Philosophy
In this module we will engage in a close study and discussion of texts in ethical and political philosophy. For example, in a module dedicated to the study of Marx’s work, students will read sections of The Communist Manifesto on a weekly basis, supplemented by other works by Marx, critical responses from his contemporaries, and the work of later theorists.
In this module we will intensively examine a classic philosophical text, treating it not only as a historical document, but principally with regard to its ongoing contribution to philosophical thinking.
This intensive 5-week module, held in the Summer term, offers an opportunity for close study and discussion of key texts in contemporary philosophy, with particular attention to ongoing research and debates around these texts. The specific focus will vary year-on-year and will typically be either one book-length text divided in chapters or sections, or a series of article-length texts organised around a theme in one or more area(s) of contemporary philosophy.
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