FI8861 - Theory and Method in Philosophy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course consists of discussions and reflections on theoretical and methodological texts of significance for the candidates’ research projects.

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Learning outcome

On completing the course the candidate should have obtained:


- of important theoretical and methodological questions in philosophy.


- being able to analyze theoretical interpretations, reasoning and academic arguments within and outside of the candidate’s discipline-specific frameworks.

Learning methods and activities

The course is held as a series of seminars. The participants must hold three presentations in three different seminars, one presentation of their own ph.d. project, as well as two presentations of scientific texts. After the presentation and comments, the text will become a topic for discussion in the group. The participants are also expected to comment on at least one of the other participants’ presentations. The participants must submit 3 academic texts of relevance for the thesis or later work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments

Participation and oral presentations.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the subject teacher.

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a PhD-programme or employment as a PhD research fellow.

Course materials

The reading list will be announced at the beginning of the term and will be decided on the basis of the composition of the group and their academic needs.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Philosophy
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Faculty of Humanities


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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