The Consciousness and Embodiment MA draws on the research interests of philosophers and cognitive scientists in University College Dublin. It brings together expertise from the phenomenological and analytic traditions in philosophy as well as empirical approaches to the study of the mind/brain to offer a unique taught Masters course on a much discussed and important topic.
Learning outcomesUntil quite recently, the experience of embodiment and the role that the body plays in shaping the mind had been neglected. Descartes’s view of the body as a machine assigned its study to physics and mechanics rather than to philosophy.
Outside of the phenomenological circle, and the work of Husserl and Merleau-Ponty in particular, the explosion of interest in philosophy of mind and cognitive science in the 1980s and 90s, focused primarily on consciousness rather than the bodily aspects of cognition. In the last decade a new appreciation of the role of the body and its physical and social surroundings has sharpened our traditional understanding of the key issues of perception, the emotions, and attention.Moreover, the relationship between consciousness and embodiment has brought into focus the intersecting roles of agency, rationality and society in an understanding of the embodied mind.
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- Phenomenology of Embodiment
- Philosophy of Mind
- Introduction to Cognitive Science
- Neuroscience/Readings in Visual Social Cognition
- The Cultural Mind
- Feminist & Gender Theory
- The Space of Reasons: Wilfrid Sellars
- Topics in Cognitive Science.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Cognitive Sciences View 17 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A good BA, 2.1 or better, in Philosophy, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or other cognate subjects.
International19900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7315 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7315 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
- EU fee per year - € 4760
- nonEU fee per year - € 9950
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