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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2010A: Philosophy of Mind 1

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • Descartes' mind/body dualism.
  • Behaviourism.
  • Identity theory.
  • Functionalism.
  • Eliminativism.
  • Instrumentalism.
  • Consciousness.
  • Extended Mind.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity16.5Weekly 1.5 hour lectures. Lectures provide you with a broad overview of types and ways of social analysis; they cover more ground than is possible in tutorials, and are designed to establish a context in which to think about the issues discussed in tutorials.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity5Fortnightly tutorials. A specific reading is assigned, and you are provided with a list of key issues to identify and discuss for each tutorial. Texts are carefully chosen as classic exemplars of the core course themes.
Guided independent study45Preparation for essay, library, research etc.
Guided independent study83.5Private study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).