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Philosophy & Cognitive Diversity - PHI00048H

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Daniel Morgan
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • To engage in debates about the epistemic significance of cognitive diversity.
  • To engage in debates about the metaphysical significance of cognitive diversity.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content:

Possible topics could be:

  • Epistemic intuitions
  • Putnam's conceptual relativity
  • Sosa's trilemma
  • Hirsch's 'division problem'
  • Davidson's argument from translation and Charity


Academic and graduate skills:

  • Understanding, analysing, critically assessing and communicating arguments about cognitive relative in discussion and writing.
  • Planning and executing a project of one's own.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback on the formative essay plan will be given in Week 10, Spring Term.

Feedback on the summative essay will be given 4 weeks after the essay submission.

Indicative reading

O'Grady, P. 2002: Relativism. Bucks: Acumen.

Baghramian, M. 2004: Relativism. London: Routledge.

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