Analysis and Editing of Scientific (Philosophical) Texts (konwersatorium) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Anna Kawalec prof. KUL
Organising unit:Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
1. Familiarizing with the rules of analysis and editing of the philosophical text
2. Acquiring the ability to analyze philosophical texts
3. Acquisition of skills to prepare scientific texts, especially philosophical ones.
Learning outcomes
W1: Student knows and inderstands advanced methods of analysing and interpreting various forms of philosophical statments (and other scientific statments)
U1: Student possesses extended research skills (formulating and analyzing works of other authors, synthesizing different ideas and views, choosing research methods and creating instruments, presenting results of others and his/her research.
U2: Student is able to select proper instruments for analyzing and interpreting a philosophical texts, he/she analyzes philosophical arguments, assumptions and consequenses.
K1: Student is able to analyze thoroughly situations and problems and formulate on his own propositions how to solve them
Teaching method
Text analysis, discussion
Course content description
Recognizing the specificity of a scientific, philosophical text, with the rules of analysis and interpretation, especially summarizing, identifying the main and partial theses, premises, presumptions and conclusions of the author of the philosophical text, analysis and interpretation of selected philosophical texts, writing a philosophical text
Forms of assessment
Participation in the discussion, attendance at classes - 60%, written work - 40%; team work evaluation and presentation cards
Required reading list
Basic: B. Lang, Philosophy and the Art of Writing, Bucknell University Press 1983, R.A. Watson, Writing Philosophy: A Guide to Professional Writing and Publishing, Southern Illinois University Press 1992, S. Felman, Writing and Madness: Literature Philosophy Psychoanalysis (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics), Stanford University Press 2003. M.C. PhD, Where Writing Begins: A Postmodern Reconstruction (Rhetorical Philosophy & Theory), 2003. Z.P. Seech, Writing Philosophy Papers, Cengage Learning 2008.S.J. Finn et al., The Philosophy Skills Book: Exercises in Philosophical Thinking, Writing and Thinking, Continuum 2012.
Supplementary: S. Bernecker, Reading Epistemology: Selected Texts with Interactive Commentary (Reading Philosophy), Blackwell 2006, H. Beebee and J. Dodd, Reading Metaphysics: Selected Texts with Interactive Commentary (Reading Philosophy), Blackwell 2007.
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 1
Number of ECTS credits: 4
Form of assessment: Grade