Philosophical Foundations of Psychology
This module begins with historical and foundational issues and progress to philosophical issues arising from areas of contemporary research in psychology. The particular areas of contemporary research will be chosen so as to connect with material that students will cover before, or in the same term as, this module.
Topics to be studied will include some of the following:
- Conceptual foundations of cognitive science
- Philosophical issues arising from areas of contemporary research with special attention paid to reasoning, judgment, and decision-making
The module will be delivered as a series of lectures with discussions and assessment is based on a written assignment.