In this module, students will be encouraged to reflect upon what is really involved in pursuing a life of intellectual work. To this end, students will undertake a philosophical exploration of research and scholarship as it is routinely conducted across the experimental and social sciences, the humanities, literature and philosophy. Drawing upon insights achieved by historians, scientists, legal thinkers, sociologists, philosophers and literary writers into their respective crafts, students will explore not only the practical techniques recommended by these practitioners, but more significantly, the habits and virtues that have been found to be most conducive to successful practice.

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