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Philosophy and Cognitive Science - PHL363

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. It also looks at the recent challenge to computational approaches to cognition from the embodied and embedded movement and examines the importance of emotion and culture to understanding the mind and cognition. Some of the topics that are likely to be covered include (but are not limited to): representation and computation; pain; embodiment and body image; emotion; memory and the perception of time; moral cognition; the extended mind. No background in psychology or science is assumed.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Online - Session 1, Online

Staff Contact(s): Dr Alexander Gillett

(39cp at 100 level or above) or admission to GDipArts Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PHIL363, PHI310, PHIX363
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

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