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 and the self. 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): delusions and psychopathology; divided consciousness; representation and computation; pain; vision; embodiment and body image; emotion; memory and the perception of time; the extended mind. No background in psychology or science is assumed.
D1 - Day; Offered in Session 1, North Ryde
X1 - External study; Offered in Session 1 (On-campus dates: None)
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Richard Menary|
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
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