Modern Philosophy: Mind and Body


Course Objective

The course aims at enabling students to identify the historical
background of current philosophy of mind, to acquire knowledge of and
insight into the mind-body problem in the history of philosophy; and to
carry out research in the field.

Course Content

The present course will address the discussions of the relationship
between mind and body as articulated in the writings of authors from
the Modern period, ranging from the scientific revolution to the
foundation of psychology as a science in the 19th century, from Hobbes
and Descartes to Kant and Brentano.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and seminars

Method of Assessment

Essay on the early modern period (50%)
Essay on the late modern period (50%)


A selection of primary texts, which will be specified in the course
manual and distributed through Canvas.

Target Audience

Master students Philosophy 2y

General Information

Course Code W_MA_MOD
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. C. Ierna MSc
Examiner dr. C. Ierna MSc
Teaching Staff dr. C. Ierna MSc

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture
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