Spring 2009

Philosophy of Mind

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-33

Faculty

Joseph G. Moore (Section 01)

Description

An introduction to philosophical problems concerning the nature of the mind. Central to the course will be the mind-body problem. Here we will be concerned with the question of whether there is a mind (or soul or self) that is distinct from the body, and the question of how thought, feelings, sensations, and so on, are related to states of the brain and body. In connection with this, we will consider, among other things, the nature of consciousness, mental representation, and persons. Requisite: One course in Philosophy. Spring semester. Professor Moore.