Description
PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF NEURAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES
** available as of 06/30/2021
This course will broadly survey several of the main philosophical assumptions underlying current approaches in the neural, behavioral, and cognitive sciences. Students will acquire a comprehensive grasp of issues such as the status of computational and representational theories of mind, the nature of explanation in these sciences, modularity of mind, the significance of embodied and situated theories of cognition, the scientific status of folk-psychological notions such as concepts, beliefs, and consciousness, the relevance of neuroscience to psychology, and vice versa, cognitive ontology, and the possibility of defining cognition.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2353
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus