Universität Wien FIND

430014 SE Writing, Presenting, and Publishing Philosophy (2017W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 10.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 17.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 24.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 31.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 07.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 14.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 21.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 05.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 12.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 09.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 16.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 23.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 30.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Contents: This course will provide support and guidance for students who are either preparing for doctoral research or currently working on their doctorates. The course is open to students working in all areas of philosophy and all philosophical traditions. The reasons for this inclusiveness are as follows: (a) it is important to cultivate some awareness of issues, problems, and debates that fall outside of one’s own areas of research-expertise; (b) being able to engage with perspectives that are very different from one’s own is part of what it is to be able to think philosophically; (c) philosophical work can be informed and enriched by integrating concepts and arguments from seemingly distant areas of research, in ways that are often unanticipated and come as a surprise.

This course will therefore seek to bring different areas of philosophy and different perspectives into dialogue with each other, in ways that are complementary and mutually enriching.

Methods:
• reading work-in-progress by other doctoral students
• presenting one’s own work in seminars
• critically discussing arguments and ideas
• advice by the seminar leader on writing, presenting, and publishing philosophical research, and on how to pursue an academic career

Aims:
Students will:
• become familiar with a range of issues and research areas
• learn to make connections between different philosophical perspectives, methods, concepts, and positions
• practice presenting their own research
• learn how to better structure their work, clarify their philosophical positions, and improve their arguments
• learn how to write research proposals
• refine their critical abilities through in-depth discussion of their own ideas and those of others
• gain a better understanding of how to publish philosophical research and pursue an academic career

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for passing the course:
• attend at least nine seminars and participate in discussion
• submit a sample of written work (at least 5000 words and no more than 12,000 words) for group discussion, at least one week in advance of the relevant seminar (50% of overall grade)
• give a 30-minute presentation on the sample of written work and then participate in a 60-minute critical discussion of it (50% of overall grade)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To pass the course, students will need to (a) attend at least nine seminars and participate in discussion, (b) present their own work in one of the seminars, and (c) lead a discussion of their work for the remainder of that seminar.

Examination topics

Material submitted by course participants and discussed in seminars.

Reading list

No reading is required for the introductory seminar. For each subsequent seminar, all students will read a piece of work-in-progress by one of the course participants, which will be posted on Moodle at least one week before the seminar. Although the language of instruction is English, written work can also be submitted in German.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:43