Core programme content
- Philosophy of Medicine (20 credits)
- Perspectives on Death & Killing (20 credits)
- Dissertation (on a topic in the Philosophy of Medicine - 60 credits).
Indicative non-core content
The following modules are likely to be offered in 2013-14, although this is not set in stone. Occasionally, we might need to drop a module, for instance if there is insufficient demand for it from students; but, equally, there is a chance that a few other modules not listed here might end up getting added to the list. The timings, i.e. whether a module is taught in the first or the second semester, are also subject to possible revision: but the final provision should end up looking pretty close to this. Each of these modules is worth 20 credits, except where specified.
- General Philosophy (40 credits).
- Early Modern Philosophy
- Greek Philosophical Texts I: Plato (note: presupposes some competence in the ancient Greek language)
- Greek Philosophy I: Plato
- Indian Philosophy I: The Orthodox Schools
- Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy
- Philosophy of Biology
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Psychology I
- Philosophy of Religion
- Philosophy of Science
- Political Philosophy
- Set Theory (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic)
- Theory of Grammar
- Epistemology II
- Ethics of Science & Technology
- Foundations of Analytic Philosophy
- Greek Philosophical Texts II: Aristotle (note: presupposes some competence in the ancient Greek language)
- Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle
- Greek Philosophy III: Special Topics (note: the topic for 2012-13 will probably be Neoplatonism)
- Indian Philosophy II: The Heterodox Schools
- Kant I: Critique of Pure Reason
- Kant II: Moral Philosophy
- Mathematical Logic (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic)
- Medieval Philosophy
- Modal Logic (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic)
- Philosophy of Language
- Philosophy of Mind II: Special Topics
- Philosophy of Physics
- Philosophy of Psychology II
- Theory of Meaning
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Mostly taught through lectures and seminars; assessed through coursework and/or examinations plus a dissertation.
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.
1 two-hour weekly lecture.
written examination/s; coursework;
Formative assessment: 3 x 2,000-word essays; Summative assessment: 1 x 3-hour end of year examination.
NB From 2013-14, this module will be replaced by two 20 credit modules:
- 7AAN2054 Philosophy of Medicine
- 7AAN2058 Perspectives on Death & Killing
This module aims to provide an understanding of the central problems of contemporary Philosophy of Medicine. The specific problems under consideration might typically include: biological accounts of health and disease; health as a natural value; introspection and knowledge of bodily states.
Dr David Galloway
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Further research in philosophy of medicine, or one or other branch of the medical profession; but also teaching, management, the financial or public sector.
Year of entry 2013