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Course Description What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences. Scientific research across the cognitive sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this course is to introduce you to some of the main areas and topics at the key juncture between philosophy and the cognitive sciences. Each week we will introduce you to some of these important questions at the forefront of scientific research. We will explain the science behind each topic in a simple, non-technical way, while also addressing the philosophical and conceptual questions arising from it. Areas you’ll learn about will include: Philosophy of psychology, among whose issues we will cover the evolution of the human mind and the nature of consciousness. Philosophy of neurosciences, where we’ll consider the nature of human cognition and the relation between mind, machines, and the environment. Learning objectives Gain a fairly well-rounded view on selected areas and topics at the intersection of philosophy and the sciences Understand some key questions, and conceptual problems arising in the cognitive sciences. Develop critical skills to evaluate and assess these problems. Suggested Readings To accompany 'Philosophy and the Sciences', we are pleased to announce a tie-in book from Routledge entitled 'Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone'. This course companion to the 'Philosophy and the Sciences' course was written by the Edinburgh Philosophy and the Sciences team expressly with the needs of MOOC students in mind. 'Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone' contains clear and user-friendly chapters, chapter summaries, glossary, study questions, suggestions for further reading and guides to online resources. Please note, this companion book is optional - all the resources needed to complete the course are available freely and listed on the course site....

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CG
10 de feb. de 2020

this course was very broad and incredibly interesting. I highly recommend it as introduction to the philosophy of science, but I have to warn you: Once you have started, your journey won't stop here!

AS
24 de jun. de 2020

this is the great course for the people who are pursuing their carer in philosophy, philosophy of mind to be more precise and also for the people who are thinking of doing psychology later anytime.

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por Danny G

17 de ene. de 2017

Simply yet informing and concise

por Cos F

28 de dic. de 2018

well done. great introductions.

por Connie W

22 de jun. de 2020

i really enjoyed this course.

por Héctor A L F

4 de jun. de 2018

Very well articulated course.

por Vaibhav S

12 de may. de 2020

A very informative course.

por Aleksandra C

7 de feb. de 2018

It was pretty interesting!

por Leonardo A E L

27 de sep. de 2016

Very interesting topic !!!

por Paul G J

24 de may. de 2020

It was quite informative.

por Dr. M B G

29 de abr. de 2020

This is an epochal course

por Blaire J

21 de mar. de 2021

Captivating & insightful

por Ihsane E H

5 de may. de 2018

a very good/ useful mooc

por Joy S

4 de jun. de 2017

very interesting stuff.

por Roberto R

5 de nov. de 2016

very interesting,thanks

por Winston A W

26 de nov. de 2020

Excellent, thank you.

por Stevanus L

7 de abr. de 2017

Fun and great course!

por Jehanzaib S

3 de nov. de 2019

Really informative

por Jeff T

8 de abr. de 2018

Very inspirational

por Isaac

4 de mar. de 2021

Very informative.

por EL I K

13 de sep. de 2020

j'aime bien merci

por Agata Z

16 de nov. de 2017

Excellent course!

por Edson S M

12 de nov. de 2017

Very interesting!

por Dr D S

12 de jul. de 2020

Excellent course

por Yohann C

8 de jul. de 2018

Very Interesting

por Bruna d S

31 de jul. de 2020

Amazing course!

por Cristian F G O

28 de ago. de 2018

Excelente curso