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Exploring philosophy

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: A222
  • Level: 2
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It is a well written course but quality of feedback depends largely on how your tutor perceives your work and style. Nigel Warburton's Essential Study Guide was a lot more helpful to get to grips with then tutor feedback alone, as it explained clearly the key concepts of philosophy and what good writing of it is about, hence once read the tutor comments made more sense rather then simply amount to cruel remarks. This book should be recommended in prepping for the module before the module begins.

There is certainly too many essays to fit into a small time frame considering how much time it takes to read any one piece of philosophy let alone what someone else wrote about philosophy and in addition to suggested exercises. There is no way to cover the whole field of philosophy anyway. I would not add more textbook or readings to bulk up the 4 topics chosen but instead give people the space to read and think and ponder before they write - most of us are doing this part time after all and philosophy is all about having the space and time to think properly.

I would recommend this course provided the workload changes. I was lucky enough to take a break half way and finished it a year on.

Course starting: October 2017

Review posted: September 2018

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