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Philosophy and Cognitive Science - PHIX363

The cognitive sciences have made great strides in our understanding of mind and cognition. This unit covers the philosophical foundations of cognitive science. It examines the successes of cognitive science as well as some of the problems it currently faces - such as the nature of consciousness and the self. It also looks at the recent challenge to computational approaches to cognition from the embodied and embedded movement. Some of the topics that are likely to be covered include (but are not limited to): delusions and psychopathology; consciousness; representation and computation; fMRI technology; embodiment and body image; gender and the brain; the extended mind. No background in psychology or science is assumed.

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When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Jennifer Duke-Yonge
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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