Course Description

Course Name

Philosophy of Psychology and Mind

Session: VCPF3121

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

At least second year status.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The question of the nature of the mind and its relation to the body (e.g. the brain) is discussed at length, with attention given to dualism, behaviourism, physicalism and functionalism. Other topics which may be dealt with are the nature of action, free will and determinism and the problem of personal identity.

DP requirements: Regular attendance at lectures and tutorials; completion of all tests, submission of all essays and assignments by due dates, and an average mark of at least 35% for he coursework.

Assessment: Coursework counts 40%; one 3-hour examination in June counts 60%.

*Course content subject to change