Faculty of Arts


PHIL 745

Philosophy of Mind 1


Description

This is an advanced course in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. The point of this course is to have an in-depth look at some new issues arising in these fields.

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 revisit key topics in the philosophy of mind, e.g. cognition (i.e. thinking), perception and consciousness, in light of recent developments in cognitive science.

We will cover questions like, Is consciousness a hallucination? Does perception involve prediction? What role does the environment and body play in cognition?

Assessment
Coursework only

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Availability 2020

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Raamy Majeed

Recommended Reading

Andy Clark, Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind (Oxford University Press, 2016).

E-copy available via the library catalogue.
 

Points

PHIL 745: 15.0 points


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