Philosophy of Mind
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course provides an introduction to the main topics in the philosophy of mind. The core questions in this
field concern the nature of the mind, the relationship between the mind and the body, the nature of
consciousness, and the nature of representation and intentionality (?aboutness?). We will also address
questions concerning mental causation, perception, emotion, intentional action, social and embodied cognition.
For the most part, the structure of the course will be systematic, rather than historical, and it will be
taught from the perspective of contemporary analytic philosophy.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.