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Advanced Topics in Philosophy and Cognitive Science - PHL863

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of psychological phenomena such as thinking, memory, emotion, decision making, dreaming, intelligent action, or imagination. It incorporates many disparate scientific projects, and a range of theoretical frameworks.

This unit covers the conceptual foundations of the cognitive sciences, with a focus on recent debates and contemporary controversies: it also addresses key problems about relations between the individual mind and the social world. Students gain a thorough grounding in the basic philosophical issues underlying the scientific study of the mind, and also engage in specialised study of select topics and cognitive domains.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

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

Staff Contact(s): Dr Richard Menary

(8cp in PHL or PSY units at 300 level) or (42cp in LAW or LAWS units at 400 or 500 level) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

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