My Brain Hurts: An Intro to the Philosophy of Mind

Ref: C3530251

Fundamental issues will be presented and explored within the philosophy of mind. Central issues such as how the brain might be different to mind, how brain, mind and body interact, freewill, identity, memory, consciousness and whether computers/ animals can 'think'.

Additional information about this course

NB There is no session on 21st Feb as its half term

Course aim

An introduction to some of the fundamental issues in philosophy of mind.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify and explain at least one fundamental issue within the phiolsophy of mind
  • Examine and critique at least one approach to the philosophy of mind
  • Correct use of technical terms

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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My Brain Hurts: An Intro to the Philosophy of Mind

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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