Postgraduate Module Descriptor
PHLM008: Mind, Body and World
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
You will learn about different views of the relationship between mind, body, and world, and become familiar with a variety of arguments defending different accounts of this relationship. You will discuss primarily philosophical works, but also read sociological and anthropological accounts relevant to understanding the relation between mind, body, and world. You will have the opportunity to engage with very recent research on this topic, including your lecturers’ own current research.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. systematically illustrate several different views of the relation between mind and world;|
2. analyze and evaluate these views in a rigorous, informed, and critical way;
3. develop your own perspective and arguments about the relation between mind and world, in a rigorous way;
4. evaluate the role of sociological and anthropological accounts for the philosophical debate;
5. formulate original questions that emerge when one considers how the mind relates to the world.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||6. systematically illustrate a variety of philosophical positions on a specific topic;|
7. critically and rigorously evaluate, orally and in writing, several philosophical positions;
8. appreciate the challenges of providing a philosophical analysis of a variety of issues, as well as the uncertainty and limits of knowledge
9. understand a variety of philosophical positions in relation to their social and scientific context.
|Personal and Key Skills||10. engage in complex arguments verbally and in small groups;|
11. critically engage with and report accurately on existing written material;
12. present complex ideas to peers in a clear way and so as to generate discussion;
13. respond to peers questions in a clear and respectful way.