Philosophy Of Mind

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy Of Mind

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to a number of major issues in the contemporary philosophy of mind. It aims to familiarise students with the main positions and arguments within each topic, and to enable students to deploy these arguments for themselves.

    Students should be able to expound and critically assess in writing theories concerning topics including the following:
    • The basic categories and types of mental phenomena;
    • The relation of mental phenomena to the physical world, including substance dualism, behaviourism, central state materialism and functionalism;
    • Phenomenal content and subjectivity;
    • The problem of representation or 'aboutness';
    • The status of psychological explanation.

Course Disclaimer

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 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.