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180295 KO MEi:CogSci Philosophy Discussion (2010W)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Beginn: 4. Oktober 2010 (Vorbesprechung!)
Mo 9:00 - 11:00
Hs 2i d. Inst. f. Philosophie, NIG, 2. Stock
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Language: English



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Aims, contents and method of the course

What is philosophy? What do philosophers do? And how do they do it? These are some of the questions which will be addressed in this course. The course is designed as a "topics-based" introduction to philosophy, i.e. instead of working through the history of philosophy focusing on great historical figures and their views on different topics, we will focus on special philosophical topics and look at what historical and contemporary philosophers have to say about topics such as consciousness, cognition, mental causation and free will, artificial 'intelligence', epistemology and the scientific method, science ethics, etc.

Next to the content-oriented discussion of these core issues, we will also take a look at the toolbox of philosophy (i.e. the phenomenological method, descriptive methods, formal methods, logic, analysis, etc.).

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Heighten participants awareness of the (often implicit) philosophical bases of their own and others' disciplines and work; foster their ability to apply some of the philosophical methods to their own work (and life); and a thorough understanding of the core topics discussed in the course, especially those which are relevant for cognitive science and the behavioural sciences in general.

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