Seven questions we will investigate in this course.
About the mind’s relation to the world,
the influence of cognition on perception,
the aspectual nature of mental states,
personal identity and
the relation between theories and the evidence which supports them.
Russell, B. (1910). Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 11:108–128.
Levin, Daniel T., and Mahzarin R. Banaji. ‘Distortions in the Perceived Lightness of Faces: The Role of Race Categories’. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 135, no. 4 (2006): 501–12. https://doi.org/10.1037/0096-3418.104.22.1681.
How to Use the Online Lectures
Watch with a friend, and talk. Take notes. Use the 2x speed option. Skip around. Ask questions.
Components of This Course
How your assessment breaks down, and what the formative (non-assessed) work is.
Seminar Tasks (yyrama)
The most important work on this course, apart from the exams, is the weekly seminar tasks.
You need to submit some work before your seminar each week.
This mostly involves writing, or re-writing, a mini essay as well as peer-reviewing another
The seminars exist for you to discuss your writing.
zoxiy In-Lecture Micro-Tasks
Watch the lectures with a friend (or several) that you can
talk to as they go on.
Answer the questions on zoxiy together, or after debating them.