Faculty of Arts


PHIL 200

Philosophy of Mind


Description

This course is an introduction to some recent developments in the philosophy of mind which intersect with cognitive science. Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary approach to the mind that covers several disciplines including psychology, neuroscience, computer science and philosophy, and is premised on the assumption that the mind is an information processor.

In this course, we will cover four themes at this intersection: (1) mental representation, (2) cognition, (3) perception and (4) emotion.

In particular, we will tackle questions like, How does the mind represent the world? Is the architecture of the human mind modular? Does cognition affect perception? And given our answers to these questions, how should we understand the nature of emotions?

Availability 2020

Not offered in 2020; planned for 2021

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Raamy Majeed

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

PHIL 200: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points in Philosophy, or 60 points

Restrictions

PHIL 320


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