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180182 VO Current Developments in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (2019S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 26.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 02.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 09.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 30.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 07.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 14.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 21.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 28.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 04.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 18.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 25.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

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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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