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PHIL 318 - Philosophy of Mind


This course provides a broad overview of central issues in the philosophy of mind. Topics include the nature of the consciousness, the self and emotions as well as the relationship between mind and body. Questions to be addressed may include: how creatures with minds differ from creatures without minds; is consciousness impenetrable to scientific investigation; do animals think or wonder about their own experiences; can machines think or feel; are emotions revealing about the self or just a physiological flutter; is having a self necessary or can a creature think about or experience the world without having a self? The goal is for each student to be able to articulate the basic issues examined, to describe several possible responses to those issues and to evaluate those positions critically.

Requisites: PHIL 123 (Recommended, Previous).

Credits: 3 cr



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