Nov 21, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

PHIL 404 - Philosophy of Mind

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: Two courses in philosophy at or above the 200 level; or consent of instructor
This course examines both historical and recent discussions of problems and arguments concerning mind, consciousness, emotion, personal identity, meaning, privacy, causality and behavior. Questions include: What is the mind? What is the relationship between mind and body? Can reasons, emotions, and motives cause behavior? What is consciousness? Can we have knowledge of the mental states of others? Can there be an exclusively private language for our own feelings? Will there ever be a machine that can think and feel? May be taken for graduate-level credit with consent of department chairperson. (CHUM; CWRT)