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Introducing consciousness

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What is consciousness? How does the brain generate consciousness and how can a science of the mind describe and explain it adequately? This free course, Introducing consciousness, will introduce you to the slippery phenomenon that is consciousness, as well as some of the difficulties consciousness presents to science and philosophy.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss basic philosophical questions concerning the nature of consciousness
  • understand problems concerning the nature of consciousness and discuss them in a philosophical way.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 20 hours
  • Updated Monday 18th January 2016
  • Advanced level
  • Posted under Philosophy
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Introducing consciousness


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Consciousness is at once the most important and most baffling aspect of the mind. It is the very heart of our existence yet it is extraordinarily difficult to describe and explain. This course introduces consciousness, and the ‘hard problem’ it presents for a science of the mind.

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