Provides an introduction to the philosophy of mind and related philosophical of issues in philosophical psychology, the philosophy of action, and cognitive science. The unit will explore some of the major theories of mind from materialism through to mind/body dualism, as well as connectionist and evolutionary approaches to mind. Other topics may include the nature of consciousness and intentionality, the structure of human action, and the character of rationality and emotion.
ASSESSMENT: 2 x short written exercises (totalling 30%), 2,000-word essay (30%), 2-hr final exam (40%)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - L Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
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