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Arts

HPA207

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HAF215 Contemporary Feminist Thought
HAF218 Special Topic in Gender Studies
HAF219 Feminist Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HAF228 Religion and Gender
(Not Offered 2013)
HAF229 Gender, Ethics and Society
HAF242 Contemporary Representations of Gender
HPA200 Contemporary Bioethics
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA207 Philosophy of Mind
HPA208 Metaphysical Puzzles
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA209 The Meaning of Life
HPA210 Theories of Ethics
HPA212 Ethical Professionals
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA213 Philosophy of Science
HPA216 Knowledge and Belief
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA218 Philosophy of Biology
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA219 Buddhist Philosophy
HPA234 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy
HPA236 Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics and Creativity
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA237 Philosophy and Film
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA238 Exceptional Leadership
HPA239 Indian Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA242 Law, Society and Morality
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA244 Aboriginal Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA247 Creative Citizenship
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA248 Morality and the Mind
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA249 Climate Change: Who to believe? What to do?
HPA250 Existentialism and Beyond
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA251 Postmodern Thought
HPA256 Philosophy and Cosmology
HPA266 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA268 Modern Philosophy
HPA271 Philosophy and the Body
HPA274 Science and Religion
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA276 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA277 Environmental Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA288 Philosophy of Language
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA289 Political Philosophy
HPA291 Introduction to Logic
HPA292 Logic and Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA294 The Logic of Decision
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA297 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence
(Not Offered 2013)

2013 HPA207 Philosophy of Mind

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA307

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA207 H,L
Distance(H,L,W,I,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 I Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 N Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 W Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION

Questions about the mind and its relationship to the body were put on the modern philosophical agenda by Rene Descartes, and have never left it. They are also at the heart of the emerging field of cognitive science, and related work in psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence. This unit provides an introduction to the contemporary philosophy of mind and to the philosophical underpinnings of the contemporary cognitive sciences. It explores major materialist and dualist theories of mind, the nature of consciousness, intentionality and concept structure, the rival computational, connectionist and evolutionary approaches to mind, and the nature and overall prospects of a science of the mind. Along the way, it also covers some of the highlights and recent developments in psychology, linguistics and related fields.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HPA207 -2500 words assessment involving a shorter written task earlier, and a longer essay later, in semester (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)
HPA307 -3000 words assessment involving a shorter written task earlier, and a longer essay later, in semester (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: int: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

ext: web-based delivery (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - L,H,N,I,W
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - L,H,N,I,W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - H
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 from any faculty

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr J Chase

FEES
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KEY

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.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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