Neurophilosophy - PHL800
Dramatic advances in neuroscience have transformed our understanding of the biology and dynamics of brain function. This course will begin with an intensive investigation of these advances. The course will then consider problems in the philosophy of neuroscience such as: is it better to consider the brain as a computational/representational system or as a dynamical system; the nature of mechanistic explanations in the neurosciences; and whether the relationship between neuroscience and psychology should be thought of in terms of reduction or co-evolution. The course introduces some recent advances in neurophilosophy, such as: philosophy of emotion, social cognition and moral cognition.
2013 - Next offered in 2013
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Richard Menary|
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
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