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The problem of consciousness: Philosophical and empirical aspects

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2023

About the course

The course is a specialisation in the philosophy of mind. It focuses on one aspect of our mental lives, namely consciousness, by which we here understand the "subjective" aspects of the mind, or "what it is like" to (say) feel pain or see colours. One topic that we consider is the ontological status of consciousness, and especially its relation to the brain. For example, can consciousness be identified with some brain process, or is the relation between consciousness and the brain of some other kind? Another topic concerns our epistemic access to consciousness: To what extent can we come to know and understand consciousness and its relation to the brain? The course covers both philosophical and empirical contributions to these issues.

Application and eligibility

The problem of consciousness: Philosophical and empirical aspects, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

31 October 2023

Ends

14 January 2024

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS credits in anthropology, computer science, linguistics, neuro science, philosophy, psychology or some other subject relevant to cognitive science, or similar. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F1700

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 16 January 2023. How to apply

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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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Contactperson for the course is:
Study advisor for Philosophy