Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : General/Others
Function : General
Trainer name : Ms Rachel Paine
Starts on : 22nd Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
The philosophy of mind is one of the most exciting areas within philosophy. It is concerned with questions about the nature of mind and the relation between our minds and the physical world. This online course provides an introduction to philosophy of mind by introducing participants to the mind-body problem, one of the most intractable problems in philosophy.
Students will be guided through their reading of various classical and contemporary works on the mind-body problem, and encouraged to think for themselves about the problems addressed. They will engage in various optional activities to stimulate personal reflection, and will contribute to group discussions designed to create a supportive online community with the common task of acquiring an understanding. By the end of the course students should feel confident of their own position on the mind-body problem – even if it is one of not having made up their mind!
This course aims to introduce students to philosophy of mind and in particular to the problem of the relation between the mind and the body, by:
This course will:
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of this course students will have gained the following skills:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following paperback book:
The areas you will cover in this course are, Units:
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