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10.12.2019 at 09:00 - 16.1.2020 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Thu 16.1.2020
10:15 - 13:45
Thu 23.1.2020
10:15 - 13:45
Thu 30.1.2020
10:15 - 13:45
Thu 6.2.2020
10:15 - 13:45
Thu 13.2.2020
10:15 - 13:45
Thu 20.2.2020
10:15 - 13:45
Thu 27.2.2020
10:15 - 13:45


Elective course in the Cognitive Science module.

It can be used in the Philosophy master's programme for the course FILM-336 (Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Specialization).

The course is coordinated by Cognitive Science, and is available to students of all study programmes.

It is elective in the Data Science master's programme.

None, although studies in philosophy, computer science, or cognitive science are useful.

  • Introduction to Cognitive Science and/or Brain and Cognition
  • Cognitive Modelling Concepts.
  • Philosophy of Mind and Cognition.

The student will gain an understanding, and learn to evaluate and to produce arguments for and against major philosophical problems concerning AI, robotics and their relations to human cognition and behavior.

First or second year of master's studies. Term/teaching period varies.

The relationship between artificial intelligence and human intelligence; computers and the human mind; the development of AI and theories of the mind.

Ethical, moral psychological and societal issues may be also covered.

a) Articles assigned by the teacher arranging the teaching event.

b) J.Copeland: Artificial Intelligence, a Philosophical Introduction. OR: Selections from Z. Pylyshyn: The Robot's Dilemma + selected articles from The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu).

a) Students will attend the lectures and engage in discussion and groupwork. The student needs to produce a written final document towards for grading (this may be a final exam or assignments/essay, depending on how the course is run).

b) Self study, and exam or handing in written assignments.

Students’ work will be evaluated first and foremost by the conceptual clarity and cogency of their statements and arguments. Also philosophical breadth and depth, when not aimed for at the expense of clear and unambiguous presentation is valued in the highest grades.


a) Lecture course

b) Written assignments.