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Department of Philosophy

Phenomenology and the Sciences of Mind

Module Leader: Prof. Matthew Ratcliffe

Also Teaching: Dr. Ben Smith


The first seminar will provide students with an overview of recent work in phenomenology and cognitive science. It will begin with a discussion of what is meant by the terms ‘phenomenology’ and ‘cognitive science’. Following this, topics, questions and debates that are central to the field will be outlined. The remaining seminars will address six topics that have been the focus of considerable recent attention:

  • Experience and Embodiment
  • Enactive Perception
  • Emotion and Feeling
  • Interpersonal Interaction and Social Context
  • Phenomenology and Psychopathology
  • Phenomenology, Science and Naturalism.