Course ObjectiveAfter completing this course you:
- are familiar with the most important contemporary positions and
concepts regarding the mind-body problem
- can explain the main philosophical issues surrounding the mind-body
- are able to critically engage with these issues in your area of
- are able to present, discuss and analyze these issues both verbally
and in writing
Course ContentThe question of how the mind is related to the body, also known as the
"mind-body problem", is one of the most important problems in
philosophy. In this advanced master course we will discuss the state of
the art of this problem, focusing on contemporary debates between
traditional brain-bound views of cognition and recent ‘4E Cognition’
approaches, according to which cognition is embodied, embedded, enacted
Teaching MethodsLectures (interactive)
Method of AssessmentWritten assignment (20%), oral presentation (20%), paper proposal
(sufficient), final paper (60%)
Entry RequirementsMeeting of general admission criteria for the program as a whole; no
LiteratureA reading list will be published on Canvas.
Recommended literature (as preparation for this course): M. Slors, L.C.
de Bruin and D. Strijbos, Philosophy of Mind, Brain, and Behaviour.
Boom: Amsterdam, 2015
Target AudienceResearch master neuroscience students and those with equal
qualifications (which will evaluated by the neuroscience department
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. ing. L.C. de Bruin|
|Examiner||dr. ing. L.C. de Bruin|
dr. ing. L.C. de Bruin
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|
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