About The Course
- Epistemology, where we’ll consider what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists in, and how we come to have it;
- Philosophy of science, where we’ll investigate foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice;
- Philosophy of Mind, where we’ll ask questions about what it means for something to have a mind, and how minds should be understood and explained;
- Moral Philosophy, where we’ll attempt to understand the nature of our moral judgements and reactions – whether they aim at some objective moral truth, or are mere personal or cultural preferences, and;
- Metaphysics, where we’ll think through some fundamental conceptual questions about the nature of reality.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I get a certificate after completing this class?
Yes. Students who complete the class will be offered a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructors.
- Do I earn University of Edinburgh credits upon completion of this class?
No. The Statement of Accomplishment is not part of a formal qualification from the University. However, it may be useful to demonstrate prior learning and interest in your subject to a higher education institution or potential employer.
- What resources will I need for this class?
No resources needed.
- What are the learning outcomes of this course and why should I take it?
You’ll learn about the questions that have occupied some of the greatest minds in history, and how to go about answering them!