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Module code:PSYCGD01(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Introduction to Cognitive Science
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:David Lagnado
Organiser's location:Room 203, Bedford Way
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Module outline:The course introduces basic issues in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind that are relevant to research in psychology. Topics will include: Inference and explanation; Dualism, functionalism, identity theories; Computational models of the mind; Mental causation; Theories of Consciousness; Free will and the ‘illusion of conscious will. Crane. T. (2003). The Mechanical Mind. Routledge, (2nd edition) Okasha, S. (2002). Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction. OUP. Kim, J. (2006). Philosophy of mind. Westview. (2nd edition) 
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Module assessment:One essay (2500 words) 100.00%. 
Notes:This option module is available only for students from: MSc CoDeS, MSc Research Methods and and a limited number of Dual Masters students.  
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Last updated:2013-05-15 12:31:31 by ucjtpho