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Department of Philosophy

Phenomenology and the Sciences of Mind

Module Leader: Professor Matthew Ratcliffe and Dr Benedict 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. For example:

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