Philosophy of Psychology II: Natural History of Mind II

Vakbeschrijving Philosophy of Psychology II: Natural History of Mind II
Collegejaar: 2010-2011
Studiegidsnummer: 5014VSP2F
Docent(en):
  • Dr. J.J.M. Sleutels
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Onbekend
EC: 10
Niveau: 500
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III, IV
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Geen Contractonderwijs
  • Geen Exchange
  • Geen Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

Admission to this course is restricted to MA students in Philosophy of a Specific Discipline, specialisation Philosophy of Psychology, who have completed course (Philosophy of Psychology I. Advanced knowledge of philosophy of mind and/or cognitive science is required.

Description

The past decade has seen a surge of interest in the origins of the modern mind, headed by Merlin Donald’s modern classic, Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition (1991). Work in paleoanthropology and cognitive archeology, combined with studies in historical, cultural, and developmental psychology, is challenging the ahistorical bias of cognitive psychology at large, and puts under pressure the received idea that mankind forms a psychological unity. In this course we shall read and discuss a cross-section from recent work in evolutionary psychology and palaeoanthropology.

Course objectives

Course objectives will be posted on Blackboard by the start of the course.

Timetable

See Timetables Master’s Programmes 2010-2011

Mode of instruction

Depending on the number of enrolments this course will be offered either as a full seminar or as a series of individual tutorial sessions.

Assessment method

  • Oral and written presentations
  • Participation in discussion
  • Paper

Blackboard

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Reading list

  • Syllabus to be announced

Registration

To be announced

Contact information

Dr. J.J.M. Sleutels: jan@sleutels.com

Remarks

Compulsory course for MA students in Philosophy of a Specific Discipline, specialisation Philosophy of Psychology.

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