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180146 SE Introduction to Cognitive Science II: Key Topics in Cognitive Science (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Fr 23.04. 13:00-14:30 Digital



max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

The course will take place online. We will use moodle where you can submit your presentation videos and seminar papers. We will use the forum for discussions and will arrange live sessions to discuss open issues.

The first live session will take place on 05.03.2021 13:00 -14:30. The course material will be available on 01.03.2021.

Freitag 05.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 19.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 26.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 16.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 30.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 07.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 14.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 21.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 28.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 04.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 11.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 18.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Freitag 25.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The aim of the seminar is to provide the students with important basics for scientific work in Cognitive Science, in particular the critical review of existing scientific literature. The seminar focuses on selected literature ranging from:
* Early Concepts
* Reductionism/Eliminativism
* Cognitivism
* Connectionism
* Cybernetics
* 4E Cognition
* New Trends in Cognitive Science

As a result of the seminar students should be able to search for relevant literature on- and offline, review selected literature on important basic philosophical issues in Cognitive Science, critically review and compare the literature, put it in historical context, summarize, present, and discuss it.

Finally, they will use this theoretical knowledge to compose a seminar paper on a self-chosen topic of interest (e.g., autonomy, qualia, sense making, body and mind, social cognition, etc.)

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Short presentation of a seminal Cognitive Science publication (20%)
Submitting a seminar paper (35%) and revised paper (45%)
Mandatory online participation in moodle forums and in classes and on-time submission (necessary conditon)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Grading will be according the points achieved: 100-90: sehr gut (1), 89-80: gut (2), 79-70: befriedigend (3), 69-60: genügend (4), 59-0: nicht genügend (5).


* Advanced knowledge and understanding of central questions, key concepts, and approaches in cognitive science in their historical context
* Knowledge and understanding of key notions of philosophy of science and their implications for cognitive science
* Ability to reflect upon, compare, and relate different disciplinary approaches in terms of their respective aims, key-concepts, and methods
* Ability to find, read, present, and discuss primary scientific literature
* Ability to sharpen/focus/channel analytical and critical thinking
* Ability to reflect upon personal competences and develop individual motivation and interests
* Ability to use the arguments, concepts, and models provided to express an opinion and apply them to a concrete research question


Introductory article
P. Thagard, Cognitive Science. In: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Fall 2014 Edition, Edward N. Zalta (ed.)

more literature will be announced in first session

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Di 02.03.2021 17:28