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180035 VO Current Developments in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (2018S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Die letzte Lehrveranstaltung (LV) in der Version BA Philosophie 2011 wurde hierzu im Sommersemester 2017 abgehalten.
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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 06.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 13.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 20.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 11.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 17.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 24.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 08.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 15.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 29.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 05.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 12.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 19.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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 scholarly articles and book chapters
- completion of an exam

Aims:
Students will:
- become familiar with the recent 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

Assessment and permitted materials

The course will be assessed via a 90-minute examination, during which students will be required to answer two essay questions. Students are permitted to bring a German-English dictionary (hard copy) into the exam, but no other written materials. Use of electronic devices during the exam is not permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

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

Reading list

Students are encouraged to read two core texts for each lecture. These will be posted on Moodle at least one week before the relevant lecture. Additional sources are recommended for those who wish to explore further. Some of these will be posted on Moodle. Most of the others are available in University of Vienna libraries.

Association in the course directory

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