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Course Description What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences. Scientific research across the cognitive sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this course is to introduce you to some of the main areas and topics at the key juncture between philosophy and the cognitive sciences. Each week we will introduce you to some of these important questions at the forefront of scientific research. We will explain the science behind each topic in a simple, non-technical way, while also addressing the philosophical and conceptual questions arising from it. Areas you’ll learn about will include: Philosophy of psychology, among whose issues we will cover the evolution of the human mind and the nature of consciousness. Philosophy of neurosciences, where we’ll consider the nature of human cognition and the relation between mind, machines, and the environment. Learning objectives Gain a fairly well-rounded view on selected areas and topics at the intersection of philosophy and the sciences Understand some key questions, and conceptual problems arising in the cognitive sciences. Develop critical skills to evaluate and assess these problems. Suggested Readings To accompany 'Philosophy and the Sciences', we are pleased to announce a tie-in book from Routledge entitled 'Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone'. This course companion to the 'Philosophy and the Sciences' course was written by the Edinburgh Philosophy and the Sciences team expressly with the needs of MOOC students in mind. 'Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone' contains clear and user-friendly chapters, chapter summaries, glossary, study questions, suggestions for further reading and guides to online resources. Please note, this companion book is optional - all the resources needed to complete the course are available freely and listed on the course site....

Melhores avaliações


10 de fev de 2020

this course was very broad and incredibly interesting. I highly recommend it as introduction to the philosophy of science, but I have to warn you: Once you have started, your journey won't stop here!


24 de jun de 2020

this is the great course for the people who are pursuing their carer in philosophy, philosophy of mind to be more precise and also for the people who are thinking of doing psychology later anytime.

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por Sedrero T

9 de mai de 2020

amazing course, congratulations Ed university

por Raid A

2 de jul de 2018

Great intro to philosophy of cognition world!

por Juhi S

23 de fev de 2017

Changed the way I think about the human mind.

por Arzoo C

16 de ago de 2022

I'm in awe. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

por Louise M

17 de ago de 2020

Fascinating introduction to our own mind !

por Mardohar B B S

24 de jun de 2020

Wow, this course really is an eye opener!

por Viktoria S

18 de set de 2022

Enjoyed this course so much! Thank you.

por Маргарита Я

20 de abr de 2022

very interesting and challenging course

por Fred H S

14 de jul de 2022

Fascinating material. Well presented.

por Bart S

9 de ago de 2017

great survey class, please repeat it!

por Wajdee C

24 de ago de 2017

<3 <3 ..

Enough to have a third eye !

por Junior B

19 de out de 2021

It's very helpful and awesome to do

por Mahanthe A D l

5 de set de 2020

Love this course.. so clearly done.

por Antonio B

30 de abr de 2020

Excellent! Informative and relevant

por Lexy C M

25 de nov de 2016

Excelente plataforma para aprender.

por Robert C C

20 de mai de 2019

I found this course to be a challe

por Pranali R

10 de ago de 2019

Such a great learning experience!

por Tyler S

25 de dez de 2016

Clear, easy to understandoverview

por Danny G

17 de jan de 2017

Simply yet informing and concise

por Cos F

28 de dez de 2018

well done. great introductions.

por Andy L

19 de out de 2021

fun class but alot of detail.

por Connie W

22 de jun de 2020

i really enjoyed this course.

por Héctor A L F

4 de jun de 2018

Very well articulated course.

por Oğuz C O

9 de ago de 2021

Covers the topic very well!

por Vaibhav S

12 de mai de 2020

A very informative course.