Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 7
This module provides an introduction to philosophical issues in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. These include questions such as: What is the relation between the mind and the material world? Is the mind a part of the scientific, law-governed material world? If so, can I really act freely? If the mind is part of the material world, how could a material thing be conscious? What, fundamentally, are material things and their properties? What is it for one event to cause another? What is time, and what is change? How can physical objects persist through change? Can a person persist through time and change and still be the same person?
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take PY1005 or take PY2801 or take PY2902
Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial.
Scheduled learning hours: 39
Guided independent study hours: 161
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr D N Ball
Module teaching staff: Team taught