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Masters degrees in Mental Philosophy examine the philosophy of thinking and the mind, covering topics such as cognition and mental reasoning.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Epistemology, Mind and Language. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as History, Philosophy or Psychology.
Philosophy of the Mind explores the mind-body paradigm, analysing the ways in which the brain is related to the mind, aiming to pinpoint what consciousness is and assessing issues such as free will.
Dualism and monism are the two major competing philosophies in this field. The former asserts that the mind and body are two separate entities, while the latter posits that the mind and body are not distinct ontological entities.
Within these schools of thought (no pun intended), you may investigate the ways in which mental states drive our actions, and explore emotional responses to various situations. Or, you might explore differences in mental perceptions, for example colour. Fields outside of Philosophy like cognitive neuroscience could also form part of the syllabus.
Careers are highly varied for Mental Philosophy students, and may include roles in academia and publishing, journalism and broadcasting, and even the development of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).
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Edinburgh has a proud and distinguished place in the history of philosophy, and has long been associated with some of the field’s most important thinkers. Read more
This programme provides an intensive grounding in the philosophy of embodied cognitive science, its methodologies, research questions and techniques of research. Read more
This innovative online programme offers you a thorough grounding in contemporary philosophical research. It allows you to take advantage of Edinburgh’s remarkable range of expertise in the core philosophical areas of. Read more
Are you looking for a highly challenging two-year Research Master's programme in Philosophy? Come to Radboud University! Philosophy has a unique role within contemporary society. Read more
What is it to have a mind? Are mental properties reducible to neural properties? Could a computer ever truly think? Can we know what it is like to be a bat? On this programme you will explore issues in philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences, such as the nature of intentionality, physicalism, rationality and interpretation, computation, perception, and consciousness. Read more
You’ll address the concept of science, the knowledge it provides and the way in which the production of knowledge is organised in society. Read more
Philosophy at Manchester offers an intellectually stimulating and supportive postgraduate environment. You'll be taught and supervised by members of staff who are all actively involved in research. Read more