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Philosophy of perception

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2021

About the course

This course is an advanced introduction to the philosophy of perception.  Questions to be explored include: What are we aware of when we hallucinate?  And what are we aware of when we have non-hallucinatory, veridical perceptions?  Do we always directly experience intermediaries between ourselves and objects in our external environment?  Or is there some interesting sense in which we can “directly” perceive external objects?  In what ways do our perceptions depend on our beliefs?  And in what ways do our beliefs depend on our perceptions?  We will mostly read contemporary philosophical literature, but we will make some contact with both classical texts and empirical research.

Application and eligibility

Philosophy of perception, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

18 January 2021

Ends

23 March 2021

Study location

Varied

Language

English

Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Online learning (web-based)

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Outline for distance course

The course requires access to a computer with internet connection, as well as a webcam and a headset which can be connected to the computer

Required Knowledge

Univ: 90 ECTS credits in a philosophy, cognitive science, psychology,  or similar. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-17021

Application

Application deadline was 15 October 2020. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,625

Total fee

SEK11,625

Contact us

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Contact person for the course is:
Study advisor for Philosophy