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Minds, Brains, and Machines: Contemporary Philosophy of Mind

Undergraduate | LTU-PHI3MBM | 2024

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024

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Minds, Brains, and Machines: Contemporary Philosophy of Mind

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Identify the underlying issues in a complex problem or controversial debate, analyse their structure and employ appropriate reasoning strategies designed to resolve the problem.
    2. Identify, formulate, analyse and judge the success of standard form and text-based arguments, using appropriate methods of analysis and critical reasoning.
    3. Work collaboratively to assess the merits of philosophical arguments taking into account the different views and starting points of group members.
    4. Write a carefully constructed essay in support of a philosophical claim.

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level one subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PHI2MBM (Minds, Brains, and Machines: Contemporary Philosophy of Mind) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
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