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 (focusing on metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics), and, second, to help students develop their critical writing and argumentation skills. The module consists of seminars, each addressing a fundamental philosophical problem, and workshops where students can practice peer review by giving feedback to each other’s essays. Students will also critically engage with previous year’s IPO’s prize-winning essays.
Module Leader:László Kőszeghy