AK203X Degree Project in Philosophy, Second Cycle 30.0 credits

Examensarbete inom filosofi, avancerad nivå

Master project in philosophy, focusing on philosophical issues that have technological relevance

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Philosophical studies and research at KTH are directed at issues related to technology and the technological sciences. This is a broad research area, since there are many and varied points of contact between philosophy and technology. Epistemology, philosophy of science, decision theory, logics and moral philosophy are among the branches of philosophy that are covered. Issues of the role of technology in society are also part of the subject. Philosophical studies at KTH have a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity and on co-operations with empirical sciences.

The master project is performed either individually or by two students. In the latter case, it should be possible to distinguish between the contributions of each individual. For the individual student, the thesis work should correspond to 20 weeks. It should result in a written report

Intended learning outcomes *

The master project should develop the student’s ability to work independently, to apply philosophical method to problems related to technology, and to write a report and make oral presentations.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The student should have a permit from the respective program to start working on the exam paper.

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Literature

The literature is chosen according to the project task.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • XUPP - Examination Question, 30.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Approved master’s thesis and seminar presentation 30 cr, A-F.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

John Cantwell

Further information

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Offered by

ABE/Philosophy

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Contact

John Cantwell (john.cantwell@abe.kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.