Undergraduate Course: Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the problems and concepts in philosophy of mind and philosophy of language that are central to philosophy. By examining in detail some of the key arguments and texts in philosophy of mind and language it will develop students' ability to understand and be critical of philosophical argument.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Outside students are welcome to take this course. There are no official pre-requisites, and the course will not presuppose material from previous philosophy courses. However, students should be aware that, as this is a second year course, having a background in philosophy is an advantage.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Philosophy course at grade B or above for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Mid-Term Essay (25%) 1500 words
Final Assignment (70%) 2500 words
Short Assignments (5%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of central philosophical positions in philosophy of mind and language.
- Critically engage with different views and arguments in the covered areas.
- Appreciate the value of abstract philosophical thought.
- Reconstruct and evaluate arguments from philosophical texts.
- Express philosophical ideas and arguments in writing.
|Course organiser||Dr Tillman Vierkant
Tel: (0131 6)51 3748
|Course secretary||Ms Rasa Bareikaite