This module serves as a preparation for the International Philosophy Olympiad. As such, the aim of the module is twofold: first, to provide an insight into some of the main problems of philosophy through a careful analysis of well-known philosophical essays, and, second, to help students develop their critical writing and argumentation skills. The module consists of seminars (sessions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6), each addressing a fundamental philosophical problem, and workshops (3, 7, 8) where students can practice peer review by giving feedback to each other’s essays. In the last session, students will critically engage with last year’s IPO’s prize-winning essays.
Module Leader:László Kőszeghy