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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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FILA10 Philosophy of Mind 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Philosophy
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2011 – 2012

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students are familiar with the main philosophical problems and theories of the mind, cognition, the body, and personhood. They are capable of describing and critically evaluating those problems and theories.


The study module deals with the contemporary philosophy of mind, which has its theoretical background in several sources, such as the history of philosophy, phenomenology, and cognitive science. It focuses on theories of the mind and embodiment, problems concerning the intentionality of language, mind, and action, the relations between reason and emotions, moral psychology and the common problems of the philosophy of mind and metaphysics, such as the psychophysical problem and the problem of free will and determinism.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
In English
In Finnish
In English
Written exam 
In Finnish
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Choose two of the following:

a) Gallagher, Shaun & Zahavi, Dan 2008. The phenomenological mind

b) Crane, Tim 2003. The Mechanical Mind. A philosophical introduction to minds, machines and mental representation

c) Roberts, Robert 2003. Emotions

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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