Philosophical Problems Seminar
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Anna Mahtani and Mr Giacomo Giannini
This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Philosophy. This course is not available as an outside option.
In this course, we will read and carefully discuss together a range of classic papers in contemporary analytic philosophy that might not otherwise be covered in LSE Philosophy Department courses. Topics are selected from metaphysics, the philosophy of mind and action, epistemology, and the philosophy of language. This list is illustrative.
15 hours of seminars in the MT. 15 hours of seminars in the LT.
Specific readings will be announced in a detailed syllabus at the start of the term.
Two essays of 5000 words each over the course of the two terms. Either or both of these essays may be replaced by two shorter essays each of 2500 words.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Total students 2020/21: 6
Average class size 2020/21: 4
Value: Non-credit bearing