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180095 VO Current Developments in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 13.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 20.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 03.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 08.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 15.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 22.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 29.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 05.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 12.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 26.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: Students will:

- Become familiar with recent developments in philosophy of mind and cognitive science
- Get to know the historical background leading to these recent trends
- Come to understand the basic notions of philosophy of mind such as propositional attitudes, phenomenal character, etc.
- Learn how to develop their own position subtending both philosophical argument and empirical research

Content: This lecture introduces students to a variety of research areas at the interface between contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive science. The focus will be on approaches that highlight that perception and thought are essentially embodied and ecologically embedded. The course will begin with a historical introduction, followed by a discussion of the established philosophical problems of "consciousness" and "intentionality" and will turn to interdisciplinary research on topics such as self-knowledge, “enaction”, extended cognition, predictive processing, and other minds.

Method: Lecture

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will take a 90-minute examination during which they will be required to answer two essay questions. It is allowed to use a hard copy of a German-English dictionary.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading will depend on:

- Clear and precise answers
- A thorough, yet critical presentation of the lecture material

Examination topics

Examination topics will be announced in detail in due course. Only course material will be subject of the final exam.

Reading list

The reading list will be announced at the beginning of the course. Students are encouraged to read one seminal paper so as to prepare for the lecture. Some readings will be posted on Moodle, while others are available at our Library.

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