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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.

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Summary 2020

Unit name Philosophy of Mind
Unit code HPH311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies

Dr James Chase

Teaching staff

Dr James Chase

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HPA307, HPA207, HPH211


Teaching Pattern

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%)

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