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Doing Philosophical Psychology (PH139-12)

Programme content

This module uses a problem-based learning approach to foster the development of reading, presentation and essay writing skills. Students are assigned to small tutorial groups, each of which meets the module tutor for one hour per week to present and discuss the results of self-directed work. Over the course of the term, students typically work on three key topics that combine philosophical and psychological research. They will be given tasks such as finding relevant literature in the library, defining key concepts, identifying patterns of argument, preparing essay plans, giving oral presentations. Assessment for this module will be based on student essays.

Module Director:

Stephen Butterfill

Sample reading list (PDF Document)

Topics covered

The following is a list of topics for this module in the 2013/14 academic year; precise seminar content may change from year to year.

  • Beliefs and Other Mental Representations
  • Consciousness
  • Action
Timing and CATS

This module runs in the Spring Term and is only for first year students studying the Philosophy with Psychology degree. It is worth 12 CATS.