2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHIL3421 Philosophy of Mind
20 creditsClass Size: 120
Module manager: Dr Ed Elliott
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualifications40 credits of Level 2 PHIL modules.
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. display in oral and written form knowledge and understanding of some central theories, disagreements, problems, and arguments of several module topics;
2. read and analyse complex texts and be sensitive to issues of interpretation;
3. use a variety of philosophical techniques (example, description, argument) in written communication;
4. engage in philosophical theorizing, analysis, and evaluation.
In addition, they should:
5. have some first-hand experience of the writings of some major philosophers on the module topics;
6. be aware of the frontiers of current debate and research on the module topics.
This is a sophisticated introduction to central topics in the philosophy of mind, including such topics as intentionality, functionalism, dualism, supervenience, mental causation, emotion and self-deception.
The student's goals are to:
- understand what phenomena fall under the philosophical study of the mind,
- be able to describe some of the central problems that are the subject of philosophical research into the mind,
- explain why these problems are so puzzling,
- state and partially evaluate some of the ways people have tried to solve those problems, and then
- present and argue for his or her own views on those problems.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||180.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study- Reading and seminar preparation: 120 hours
- Essay preparation: 40 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackComments on your essays will be returned by the Module Leader.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 10/05/2019
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