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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


PHLM008: Mind, Body and World

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Giovanna Colombetti (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module presents several different philosophical accounts that characterize the mind as embodied and situated in the world, rather than merely ‘brainbound’. We will look at arguments drawing from cognitive science, phenomenology, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, as well as literature on embodiment and situatedness in sociology and anthropology.

Lecturers will make reference to recent debates in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, but there are no pre-requisites for taking this module. The module is suitable for an interdisciplinary pathway that crisscrosses philosophy, cognitive science, sociology, and anthropology. 

Module created

06/12/2016

Last revised

06/12/2016