Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2010A: Philosophy of Mind - 1

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.50
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Tom Roberts (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


In this module you will be introduced to the concept of ‘The Mind’. You will consider what he mind is and discuss and be presented with conceptual issues that arise from these discussions. You will analyze the mind-body problem in its various facets: how it emerged, what it implies, and whether and how it can be overcome. At the end of the course, you will be familiar with major, classic and contemporary views, including Descartes’ dualistic theory of mind and matter including "substance dualism", "property dualism", "behaviourism", "identity theory", "instrumentalism", "functionalism", "eliminativism", and "extended mind". You will demonstrate your knowledge of these theories, summarise and evaluate them and present and justify your own philosophical views with appropriate arguments

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