Postgraduate Course: Language and the Natural Mind MSc (PHIL11087)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines the relationships between language and cognition, in particular, the debate between internalism and externalism and, importantly, so-called naturalized theories of content. Students in this course will examine in depth and detail different naturalistic views concerning the content of mental and linguistic representations.
Shared with UG course Language and the Natural Mind PHIL10085.
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| Students will improve their analytic skills in philosophy and their ability to analyse and present a philosophical argument. Students who have completed this course should be able to:
? Examine in depth competing major naturalistic theories of the content of mental and linguistic representations.
? Assess whether naturalistic theories of content can provide a plausible account of misrepresentation.
? Critically evaluate the relation between information and meaning.
? Criticially evaluate the relation between proper function and meaning.
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|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Nudds
Tel: (0131 6)50 3651
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002