|Course code module||FLWF006100|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Students must have had an introduction to philosophical anthropology, of which philosophical psychology is a subdiscipline. They must also have knowledge of the history of modern philosophy, since topics from the contemporary debate are treated.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Students are supposed to have acquired a fundamental insight into the actual debate concerning the nature and statute of consciousness in its various aspects. They must be able to explicitate the difference between cognitive and phenomenal consciousness. They must be able to explain the various functions of these different forms of consciousness (intentionality, mental causation, subjective experience). They must also have gained knowledge of the different explanantory strategies and their relation, from identity-theory to property-dualism.
3. Course content
Topics treated are: -difference between cognitive and phenomenal consciousness.
- paradigmata: behaviorism, identitytheory, various forms of functionalism, physicalism.
- aspects: mental causation, subjectieve experience, intentionality.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Assignments - individual
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationOpen bookOpen questions
6. Compulsory reading – study material
J. KIM, Philosophy of Mind, Westview press, Boulder, CO, 2d edition, 2005.
7. Recommended reading - study material