Mind and Action
Module Leader: Dr Andy Hamilton
The seminars will address some inter-related topics in philosophy of mind and action that have been the focus of recent attention in Anglophone, analytic philosophy of mind and psychology:
- Individuating the senses
- Mental causation
- Action and agent causation
- Personal Identity
These topics form a coherent whole, focused around the central theme of the relationship between perception, other kinds of mental state, and action.
One-to-one supervisions will provide more focused teaching on one of these topics, which students will explore in depth through their formative and summative assignments. All of the topics addressed by this module are (a) central to current research by members of staff in the department and (b) suitable topics for students to pursue further at PhD level.