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.
|Unit name||Philosophy of Mind|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr James Chase
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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.
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* 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.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|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.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HPA307, HPA207, HPH211
On campus: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)
Off Campus: web-based delivery (13 wks)
3000 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%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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