Faculty of Arts


PHIL 320

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

Reading/Texts


Recommended Reading


Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

PHIL 320: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Philosophy or 30 points from PHIL 260, SCIGEN 201

Restrictions

PHIL 200


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