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PH238 - Consciousness & Reality

  • Module code: PH238
  • Module name: Consciousness & Reality
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

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.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to: 1. Understand and analyze some of the main contemporary philosophical approaches to questions concerned with the nature of consciousness and its relation to the material world. 2. Identify and assess different argumentative strategies that have been used to support the different positions that philosophers adopted. 3. Develop and defend their own judgements of these competing views, and articulate clearly their own views of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the arguments that have been offered.

Timetabled teaching activities

There will normally be one lecture and one seminar each weekduring the course of one term

Departmental link

http://www.go.warwick.ac.uk/ph238

Other essential notes

Philosophy of Mind is normally a prerequisite for PH238. Please note that attendance at both lectures and seminars and completion of any unasssessed or required work is a requirement of this module

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PH238-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 85%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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