Spring 2023

Philosophy of Mind

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-333


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. Spring semester. Professor Moore.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference to majors, Amherst seniors first, then juniors, etc.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work and readings.

PHIL 333 - LEC

Section 01
M 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM SCCE E108
W 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM SCCE E108


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Fall 2014, Fall 2016, Spring 2023