Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2015: Body and Mind

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

Module Aims

The module aims to enhance your ability to think about what it is to be human by exploring a number of studies and lines of thought that reveal how mental experience is rooted in our particular kind of embodiment. The module will thus change how you think about both the mind and the body and will provide new perspectives on basic philosophical questions with various practical implications.       

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. critique the limits of purely 'intellectualist' or 'cognitivist' biases in philosophical thinking;
2. draw upon and bring together resources from several directions in speaking and writing about the basis of human experience and knowledge;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate awareness of the state-of-the-art of thinking about human cognition and human experience generally beyond the confines of either dualism or a reductive physicalism;
4. take an interdisciplinary approach to addressing questions in other areas of philosophy;
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate a significantly expanded philosophical and critical vocabulary; and
6. identify the role of embodiment in the performance of any work-related skills and tasks.