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Philosophy Tripos

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 377)

With effect from 1 October 2001

Regulation 5.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

5. (a) The papers for Part IB shall be as follows:
Paper 1. Metaphysics and the philosophy of mind (also serves as Paper O5 of Part II of the Classical Tripos).
Paper 2. Logic.
Paper 3. Ethics.
Paper 4. Set texts.
Paper 5. Philosophy of science.
Paper 6. Political philosophy.
Paper 7. Experimental psychology (the subject Experimental psychology in Part IB of the Natural Sciences Tripos).
Paper 8. Essay.

(b) Subject to the provisions of sub-paragraphs (c) and (d) of this regulation, a candidate for Part IB shall offer papers as follows:

(i) a candidate who has not previously obtained honours in an Honours Examination shall offer Papers 1, 2, and 8, and two other papers;
(ii) a candidate who takes the examination in the year next after obtaining honours in Part IA of the Philosophy Tripos shall offer Papers 1, 2, and 8, and two other papers;
(iii) a candidate who takes the examination in the year next after obtaining honours in an examination other than Part IA of the Philosophy Tripos shall offer
either   Papers 1, 2, and 8, and one other paper, if six complete terms have not passed after his or her first term of residence;
or      Paper 8, and four other papers, if he or she has kept at least seven terms.
(c) No candidate who has previously offered Experimental psychology in Part IB of the Natural Sciences Tripos shall offer Paper 7.

(d) In place of any one of Papers 1-6 a candidate for Part IB who has previously obtained honours in Part IA of the Philosophy Tripos may submit two essays, each of not less than 3,000 words and not more than 4,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography, on two topics approved by the Chairman of Examiners, which shall both fall within the scope of that paper; provided that a candidate who chooses to submit essays under the provisions of this sub-paragraph shall not write in Paper 8 an essay on a subject that overlaps significantly with either of the submitted essays.

Regulation 9.

By removing from the second line of sub-paragraph (b) the words ', or who has passed the Preliminary Examination for Part II of the Tripos,'.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 31 May 2001
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