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PHIL4109: Research Topics - Mind and Metaphysics

The philosophy of mind and metaphysics examines core issues in our understanding of the mind and the nature of reality. Topics include the ontology of mind, the nature of concepts and mental representations, and the problem of mental content. Metaphysics is concerned with these questions as well as other questions about reality, including the nature of necessity, causation, and how to reconcile recent scientific discoveries with our common-sensical conception of the world. The unit will provide background to these areas, and engage with contemporary research on that foundation.

Code PHIL4109
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate the capacity to understand recent research work in the area of Philosophy of mind and metaphysics
  • LO2. Demonstrate skills in engaging with recent scholarship
  • LO3. Demonstrate ability to make contributions to research in the area in the form of a long form essay that approach what is required for journal submission.