PHIL 207 Contemporary Philosophy of Mind (W)

Last offered Spring 2014

The philosophy of mind has been one of the liveliest and most active areas of philosophical inquiry over the last century, and it has taken a place at the center of the field. Part of the explanation for this is the rise of compelling scientific accounts of who and what we are. The question of whether the mind can be fully understood within a physicalist, materialist framework has taken on an exciting urgency. In this course we will investigate the mind/body problem, mental representation, the conceptual and nonconceptual content of mental states, and the nature of consciousness. Throughout we will attend to the relevant empirical literature.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly two page papers on focused topics and two 8- to 10-page papers
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Prerequisites: at least one prior 100- or 200-level PHIL course
Enrollment Preference: preference given to prospective majors in Philosophy and concentrators in Cognitive Science
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: PHIL Contemp Metaphysics & Epistemology Courses
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 14
Class Number: 3326
PHIL 207 SEM Philosophy of Mind (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Joseph L. Cruz
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