Postgraduate Module Descriptor
PHLM007: Current Issues in Mind and Cognition
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
You will learn about current approaches to long-standing problems in the philosophy of mind, including questions concerning the nature of perception, cognition, and emotion, and come to understand the conceptual and theoretical frameworks that underpin competing answers to these problems. You will examine how the philosophy of mind is informed by, and informs, the sciences of the mind, and learn to evaluate recent work in the field and to articulate your own ideas with precision and clarity.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Understand a range of different current research topics in the philosophy of mind|
2. Analyse and evaluate current research methods in a rigorous, informed and critical way
3. Learn how philosophical research is informed by, and informs, the empirical study of the mind
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Appreciate the ways in which philosophical topics are situated in a social and scientific context|
5. Critically and rigorously evaluate a range of different philosophical styles and approaches
6. Reflect critically upon the relationship between philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science
|Personal and Key Skills||7. Engage in complex arguments verbally and in small groups|
8. Critically engage with written texts in a clear and rigorous way
9. Present complex ideas to peers and respond to questions in a clear and respectful manner