FIL2010 – Special Topics in Philosophy

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

FIL2010 is a code used when seminars are offered that are not a part of our regular courses. Content, form of teaching and type of exam may vary from one semester to another.

See the semester pages for more information. A detailed course description will be published there.

Learning outcome

After having completed the exam, you will be able to

  • demonstrate a thorough insight in problems related to a specific field within philosophy
  • discuss different views related to the topic of the course in a relatively independent and critical way
  • describe the main aspects of the topic in an independent and critical manner


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Recommended previous knowledge

We advice you to complete an introductory course in a relevant philosophical area before applying for admission to this course, since a certain degree of background knowledge in philosophy is expected.


Minimum 10 double sessions of seminars.

Fall 2017 the course has the following compulsory tuition activities:

  • Mandatory presence at the seminars (you must be present a minimum of 7 times out of 10)
  • A draft for the term paper
  • A one-page summary of one of the following texts in the reading list
  • An oral presentation of the above summary

All the obligatory tuition activities must be accepted as satisfactory in order to be able to hand in the term paper.



A term paper of approximately 10 pages à 2300 characters, footnotes and literature list not included. The essay is to be submitted in Canvas.

When you write an essay you are entitled to receive individual tutoring. However, this requires that you submit a draft. This is also one of the requirements in order to be able to hand in the term paper.

All compulsory tuition acitivities must be completed to be able to complete the exam.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2017

Autumn 2016

This course is offered on an irregular basis.


Autumn 2017

Autumn 2016

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