Undergraduate Course: Self, Agency and the Will (PHIL10082)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will provide an introduction to one of the most exciting debates in the interdisciplinary field between philosophy and the cognitive sciences.
The course will examine the relationship between our phenomenal sense of agency and the sub-personal behavioural control layers that scientific psychology and the neurosciences describe.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND
Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
||Other requirements|| Students studying on MA Cognitive Science (Humanities) are permitted to take this course without having met the pre-requisites of Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014) and Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017). However, it is advisable that students discuss the suitability of the course with their PT and the course organizer before enrolling.
|Additional Costs|| 2A
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand influential views on the nature of conscious will.
- Understand influential views on the nature of mental agency.
- Interpret empirical literature for philosophical purposes.
- Demonstrate core skills in philosophy, including interpreting and critically engaging with philosophical texts, evaluating arguments and theories, and developing one's own ideas in response to the issues discussed.
|Course organiser||Dr Tillman Vierkant
Tel: (0131 6)51 3748
|Course secretary||Miss Ann-Marie Cowe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961