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.
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
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.
Application deadline was
15 October 2020.
The application period is closed.
Application and tuition fees
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