Postgraduate Module Descriptor

PHLM007: Current Issues in Mind and Cognition

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Tom Roberts (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module will explore issues at the forefront of current research on mind and cognition. The module will introduce you to recent developments in the philosophical literature on topics such as perception, emotion, and subjectivity. In doing so, you will consider the varied research methods undertaken by current researchers in the field; reflect upon the interplay between philosophy, psychology, and the cognitive and affective sciences; and explore how recent philosophical work engages with the history of the discipline. The module will be taught by staff who are research active in the field, and may draw on Exeter’s strength in embodied, situated, and extended approaches to the study of the mind, which treat mental phenomena as essentially supported and transformed by the thinking subject’s active engagement with the material and cultural environment. 

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