Courses & Units

Philosophy of Mind HPH211

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

The philosophy of mind considers the nature of the mind and its relationship to the body, and the interrelations between our first personal perspective on the world and the picture of the mind developed in the emerging cognitive sciences. This unit will give you a good understanding of central issues in the field, such as the major materialist and dualist theories of mind, the nature of consciousness, intentionality and concept structure, computational, connectionist and evolutionary approaches to mind.

The exact content of this unit may rotate from year to year. For more specific information about the content of this unit in any given year, see the Teaching Plan available at the Philosophy homepage.

Summary

Unit name Philosophy of Mind
Unit code HPH211
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator

Dr James Chase

Teaching staff

Dr James Chase

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 091701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPA207, HPA307, HPH311

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:  2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Off Campus:  web-based delivery (13 wks)

Assessment

2500 words assessment involving a shorter written task earlier, and a longer essay later, in semester (50%), tutorial participation (10%),  take home exam submitted by MyLo (40%)

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Textbooks

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