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The question “Who am I?” and its related search for a firm reality underlying all appearances has been at the core of humanity’s search for self-understanding. In recent years, neuroscience research has developed to the point where it is beginning to converge with the styles of questioning from philosophy and the “wisdom” traditions. This course is exactly as taught as an advanced seminar at Stanford, and includes philosophical, neuroscientific, and computational content.
Full-time Cognitive Science Program
Suitably qualified applicants are requested to apply for a full-time Cognitive Science Program, which begins September 22, 2014. Like the Foundations of Mind Conference, this course takes the view that Cognitive Science could transform how we see and think about the world.
As a result of this course, the graduate will have acquired the skills to be able to:
It is envisaged that 30 academic units will be taken in the two introductory “years” (which may, of course, reflect more or less chronological time). There will be a minor thesis, with subject proposed by either faculty or student (7 credits), and a major thesis to be entirely conceived by the student (10 credits).
For further details, please see this page.
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