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Philosophy of Mind

15 Credits

The Philosophy of Mind course introduces students to foundational concepts, problems, and theories in the philosophy of mind.

What, if anything, is the mind, and how does it relate to the body? What is the nature of a mental state, such as a qualitative sensation (e.g. pain) or a propositional attitude (e.g. belief)? What is consciousness? Can there be mental causation, and if so, how? Is there an asymmetry between our knowledge of our minds and those of others?

Members of the NCH Philosophy faculty who have a special interest in the debates related to Philosophy of Mind include Dr Brian Ball and Dr Ioannis Votsis.

The Philosophy of Mind course is assessed via an essay of 4,000 words in length, on a subject chosen from a range of options. The development of the essay is supported academically by individual tutorials.