this course was very broad and incredibly interesting. I highly recommend it as introduction to the philosophy of science, but I have to warn you: Once you have started, your journey won't stop here!
this is the great course for the people who are pursuing their carer in philosophy, philosophy of mind to be more precise and also for the people who are thinking of doing psychology later anytime.
I love these topics and all of the implications.
by Madhura A•
A very interesting and well structured course.
by JEEVA T•
I'm really happy doing this course
a brief introduction to the topic.
by Sherry P•
Challenging, but fun.
by Dr C J W•
I came to update my existing knowledge of Cognitive Science (which dates from the 1990s), and this short course worked well enough for that.
However, it was a bit variable in quality for me. Andy Clark was okay, I got annoyed with the Philosophy of Consciousness lecture (probably not the lecturer's fault, more the terms of the debate), but I really loved Series's lecture on the Bayesian Brain.
The quizzes will not leave you feeling you have achieved great things, however - too easy. I won't be purchasing a certificate for my wall.
by Marcel D S•
Nice introduction to the philosophy of cognitive sciences. As a psychology undergraduate, I have seen some of the material before but still, I've learned a thing or two. My biggest problem with the course is that it's very short and the quizzes are no real challenge. It took me three days to finish this course with 100% accuracy which diminishes the value of the certificate. However, the course recommends some interesting readings with which I'll spend a bit more time with.
by Anjali N•
I found it okay-ish. Some of the abstract concepts explained by the lecturers can be taught in simpler easier to understand ways. I thought it was my problem at first, not being a native English speaker, but I was able to find a lot of resources online explaining the same concepts in easier ways. So I'd definitely recommend the staff to re-work the lecture material keeping in mind the diverse audience on the internet!
This course is very accessible and the explanations in the videos are clear and concise. However, it is not very detailed - the videos give a very introductory and somewhat superficial overview. This is useful for someone who has never read any philosophy of mind or cognitive science before, but if you have a bit of familiarity with this fields, this course may be too easy for you.
by Hamad M•
the sessions lack review question, either in the middle or the end of the session. the marking scheme is stringent with an 'all or nothing' way. half correct answers will be marked as Zero, making it difficult to know one's mistakes. Interesting course an new information, but give the professors a chair, they get distracted standing up.
by Zhou Y•
The course is just a brief introduction to the topic. The content itself has some sparkling points. The main issue is that, there isn't a lot of correlation between the course itself with the quizzes. Making the quizzes not a very good way to self-evaluate and self-reflect on the content.
A good introduction for those looking to acquaint themselves with the philosophy of cognitive science and what it entails. But there is not a lot of depth. So if you're already familiar with the basic ideas of bayesian cognitive science, embodiment, etc., this is not for you.
by Caroline G S•
A lot of this material was interesting, but it didn't seem to hang together as a whole, and I didn't feel that it fully addressed the questions mentioned in the course description--there wasn't a lot from the philosophy point of view.
by Esther R•
It is an introductory course, it makes you curious about the topic but I found the last essay too complex for the level taught in the course. I would have liked it to be longer and that the weekly lectures were more linked.
by Amanda V•
the idea of the course is interesting, but I think that some topics are complicated and uninteresting. I expected other issues to be addressed. The firsties lesons was the best for me.
by Heike K M•
Very interesting and mind opening course. I highly recommand it to those who are interested in the cross field of psychology, philosophy & technology.
by Aviram F•
Interesting videos, but quite basic. Would be good to include more cognitive psychology experiments and cases involving patients
by Cliff S•
Very nice course, active forum, no issues technical or otherwise -but- it is more about science than Philosophy.
by Satyajit K•
The last segment on embodiment is quite difficult to appreciate and the content is not in well flow.
by Cindy L•
Interesting subject, but the course is only a quick introduction and doesn't go into much detail.
by Antoine G•
The course was interesting but I would have liked it to be more comprehensive and detailed.
by Trang C•
It was too easy but the lecturers were good, high quality video and easy to sit through.
by Lavinia W•
I would have liked more information on the development of the capacities of the brain.
by Oldrich S•
not so interesting and boring
by manas s•
make it more rigorous.