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.

PHIL 333 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM COOP 201
Th 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM COOP 201

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Descartes' Baby: How The Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human Basic Books Paul Bloom c. 2004 -Required Amherst Books TBD
Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide Oxford University Press Ivan Ravenscroft c. 2005 -Required Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2014, Fall 2016, Spring 2023