Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition

Programme description

This programme provides an intensive grounding in the philosophy of embodied cognitive science, its methodologies, research questions and techniques of research.

You will study among one of the world’s largest and most vibrant postgraduate communities in philosophy, alongside internationally recognised leaders in the study of mind, language, and of situated and embodied cognition.

By choosing this programme, you will be entering one of the most exciting areas of contemporary research in philosophy of mind, an increasingly popular field in which many large unsolved problems remain.

Programme structure

This programme comprises two semesters of taught courses followed by a dissertation. You will be assigned a dissertation supervisor with whom you meet to plan your reading and discuss your work.

Compulsory courses:

  • Introduction to Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition
  • Advanced Topics in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition
  • Philosophical Method I

A wide range of optional courses is offered in the philosophy, psychology, language sciences, informatics and music subject areas. Options may include:

  • Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Foundations of Evolution
  • Mind and Body in Early Modern Philosophy
  • Origins and Evolution of Language
  • Psychology of Language Learning
  • Theories of Mind (Philosophy MSc)

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in philosophy or a related field such as cognitive science, computer science, psychology or linguistics.


 

Course Website  
( https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&edition=2021&id=655 )

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