Universität Wien FIND

180052 VO Current Developments in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (2017S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 07.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Dienstag 14.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
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Dienstag 02.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Contents: This course will introduce students to a selection of research areas that are central to current philosophy of mind and cognitive science. The primary focus will be on approaches to the mind that emphasize how perception and thought are essentially embodied, as well as environmentally embedded. The course will begin with a historical introduction, followed by a discussion of the well-established philosophical problems of ‘consciousness’ and ‘intentionality’. Following this, it will turn to current philosophical and interdisciplinary research on the following topics: perceptual content; cognitive phenomenology; individuating the senses; enactive, extended, embodied and embedded cognition; understanding other minds.

Methods:
* explanation and clarification of positions, concepts, claims, and arguments through a series of lectures
* critical discussion of philosophical positions during lectures, through question-and-answer sessions
* reading of introductory texts, as well as articles and book chapters
* completion of an exam

Aims:
Students will:
* become familiar with the historical context of current research in philosophy of mind and cognitive science
* gain a basic knowledge of the problems of intentionality and consciousness
* learn how to summarize and critically discuss philosophical positions and arguments
* come to understand a range of philosophical issues, which arise at the interface between current philosophy of mind and cognitive science
* learn to formulate and defend their own philosophical positions

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Exam. No written materials should be brought into the exam room or consulted during the exam, aside from dictionaries. Use of electronic devices during the exam is not permitted.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The course will be assessed via a 90-minute examination, during which students will answer two essay questions. Both essays will require students to clearly state philosophical positions and to engage with philosophical arguments.

Prüfungsstoff

Exam questions will address some, but not all, of the material covered in lectures. There will be a choice of questions.

Literatur

Students will be expected to read two core texts for each lecture. These will be posted on ‘moodle’ at least one week before the relevant lecture. A more comprehensive reading list will also be posted on ‘moodle’, which will include several other recommended sources.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA M 11, M 9
UF MA PP 02B, MEd PP, Schwerpunkt Praktische Philosophie

Letzte Änderung: Do 05.09.2019 12:53