University of Edinburgh
What is political power? Who has it? What do they do with it? Who should have it? We’ll explore power across several dimensions (economic, persuasive, and military) and across several levels (from the local to global) throughout the week. You’ll be asked to take part in interactive exercises relating to current political and global events. In the group project, you will produce a poster to tackle the big questions covered during the week.
Philosophy studies a wide variety of questions, some abstract and general: ‘What is knowledge?’ ‘Do properties exist?’; some quite specific: ‘What is the meaning of the word 'the'?’; and some practical: ‘How should we lead our lives?’ In the Philosophy programme, you'll be hearing and thinking about questions like these, giving you a sense of what it is like to study Philosophy. You will attend four lectures from Philosophy staff, each followed by a small-group discussion between you, your course-mates, and a tutor. In the group project, you will go into more details on a particular topic and create a poster about it.
22 June 2020 - 27 June 2020