In this module we will be addressing two general issues: (1) The attempt to understand how consciousness fits into our more general view of what there is in the world; (2) The sort of perspective on the world that consciousness provides us with – the sort of sensory and cognitive contact with reality that consciousness provides us with.
The following is a list of topics for this module in the 2010/11 academic year; precise seminar content may change from year to year.
- Concepts of Consciousness
- Phenomenal Consciousness and the “Hard” Problem
- Introspection, Qualia and the Transparency of Experience
- The Objects of Conscious Experience
- The Content of Conscious Experience
- Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness
- Naïve Realism and Relational Views of Experience
- Bodily Sensation
- The Unity of Consciousness
Timing and CATS
This module runs in the Autumn Term and is worth 20 or 30 CATS depending on your programme of study.