Fall 2016

Philosophy of Mind

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-333

Formerly listed as: PHIL-33


Joseph G. Moore (Section 01)


An introduction to philosophical problems concerning the nature of the mind. Central to the course is the mind-body problem—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, the emotions, self-knowledge, and persons.

Requisite: One course in Philosophy. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Moore.

If Overenrolled: Preference to majors, Amherst seniors first, then juniors, etc.


Attention to Writing


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2014, Fall 2016