Mind & Reality
The compulsory Mind & Reality course which forms part of the MA Philosophy engages with theoretical philosophy and is specially designed to cultivate the research, speaking and writing skills that are requisite for a career in the philosophical profession as well as supportive of an informed, reflective and thoughtful approach to life. The seminars also help prepare students for their dissertation and viva. The student’s summative work can be on a topic of their choice from a wide selection offered at the start of each term by the course leader.
Members of the NCH Philosophy faculty with research interests in theoretical philosophy include Dr Brian Ball, Dr Ioannis Votsis, and Visiting Professors Professor Daniel C Dennett, and Professor Christopher Peacocke.
The course is taught through ten timetabled two-hour seminars, in seminar groups of up to 15 students. Students are expected to complete the 200 hours of structured study associated with a 20-credit postgraduate course.
The Mind & Reality course is assessed via a 2,500-word essay on a topic chosen from a wide selection offered at the start of term by the course leader, and by a presentation of 30 minutes in duration, including a question and answer session.
The following degrees contain this course: