Cognitive Movement in the Philosophy of Science
This course is an introduction to the core concepts and disciplines of cognitive science. We shall cover important topics in philosophy of mind, language and cognition, cognition and evolution, notions of cognitive architecture and some areas of neuroscience. Our goal is to provide a conceptual foundation around which studies of different disciplines can be organized, and a sense of unity of cognitive science’s world view.
Learning outcome, competences
- broad theoretical knowledge in the field
- comprehensive theoretical interest
- comprehensive methodological knowledge
Content of the course
Topics of the course
- philosophy of mind,
- language and cognition,
- cognition and evolution,
- notions of cognitive architecture
- areas of neuroscience
Learning activities, learning methods: Lectures and interactive discussions
Evaluation of outcomes
Learning requirements, mode of evaluation, criteria of evaluation:
- essays mode of evaluation: examination and practical course mark
Bermudez, J., L. (2014). Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Science of the Mind. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.
Brook, A., & Akins, K. (2005). Cognition and the Brain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Brook, A., & Stainton, R., J. (2000). Knowledge and Mind: A Philosophical Introduction. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Eckardt, B (1995). What is Cognitive Science? Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. (chapters 4-8).
Stainton, R. J. (1996). Philosophical perspectives on language. Peterborough, Ont: Broadview Press.