Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2015: Body and Mind

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

The module will enhance your ability to think about what it is to be human by exploring philosophical and empirical studies of how mentality is rooted in our particular kind of embodiment. The module will challenge your thinking about the connection between mind and body, and provide new perspectives on how philosophical questions can have real-world 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. integrate interdisciplinary resources in speaking and writing about the basis of human experience and knowledge.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate awareness of the state-of-the-art research on human cognition and experience.
4. adopt an interdisciplinary approach to addressing questions in other areas of philosophy.
Personal and Key Skills5. develop an expanded philosophical and critical vocabulary.
6. identify the role of embodiment in the performance of work-related skills and tasks.