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Beginning with an examination of how cognitive science is built on a philosophical foundation, this Philosophy and Cognitive Science unit explores the coexistence and tensions between the two distinct yet closely linked disciplines.
Though cognitive science has greatly improved our understanding of the mind and the nature of consciousness, there are areas where computational approaches to cognition are being directly challenged by the embodied and embedded movement that emphasises the importance of culture and emotion.
Delivered through Open Universities Australia by Macquarie University, this comprehensive unit covers topics including: delusions and psychopathology; pain; embodiment and body image; memory and time perception; divided consciousness; and more.
You must complete some level 1 and 2 studies before starting this unit. Prior study in philosophy or another relevant discipline is recommended.
In this Philosophy and Cognitive Science unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will improve your critical and evaluative skills, enabling you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an argument and effectively express your own ideas. These skills are invaluable to further scholarship in any field, though you may wish to pursue areas of interest covered in this unit.
Career options can include scholarship in philosophy, or professional employment in a range of applied sciences dealing with the mind, including neuroimaging, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychopathology and other fields linked to human cognition and behaviour.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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