- have knowledge of consciousness, emotions, intelligence, and will
- have knowledge of similarities and differences between philosophical and psychological methods
be able to philosophically reflect on the structures of the human mind
- be able to evaluate basic psychological research from a philosophical point of view
¿ be able to communicate and reflect on the structures of the human mind, as studied in the intersection of psychology and philosophy
The human mind is studied in both psychology and philosophy. In this course we look at various topics in the intersection of psychology and philosophy. Central questions are: What is consciousness? What are emotions? What is the will? What is intelligence? How should we study these phenomena? What can psychology and philosophy learn from each other? What are the central philosophical presuppositions of psychological research?
Lectures and student based study groups. If there are non-Norwegian speaking students present, the lectures will be given in English. Expected workload is approximately 270 hours.
This course has one mandatory midterm exam, which the student has to pass before he/she can take the final exam.
Assessment methods and criteria
Three days individual take-home exam (Length: 3000 words). Grade: A-F
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.