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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2010A: Philosophy of Mind 1

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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 activity27.5Weekly 2.5 hour lectures/seminars or 1.5 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar.
Guided independent study45Preparation for essay, library, research etc.
Guided independent study77.5Private study

Online Resources

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