Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences

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What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness?

The course will introduce you to:

  • some of the main topics at the key juncture between philosophy and the cognitive sciences
  • the science behind each topic in a simple, non-technical way
  • the philosophical and conceptual questions.

An informative course on the philosophy of cognitive science for anyone with an interest in philosophy or psychology. This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences. You might also be interested in the course, Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences.

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You will be exposed to several perspectives of the philosophy and emergent science of cognition. If you're interested in philosophical exploration in this area this is a must-take.
Summary
  • Programme type
    Course: study a subject through videos, articles, discussions and quizzes
  • Cost and certification
    Free, with option to upgrade for a certificate
  • Duration
    4 weeks
  • Weekly effort
    2-3 hours
  • Difficulty level
    Introductory
  • Course platform
    Coursera
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