The Metaphysics of Mind

Campus: 
Budapest
Academic Year: 
2019-2020
Term: 
Fall
Credits: 
4.0
ECTS Credits: 
8.0
Course Description: 

The course is a detailed overview of contemporary responses to the mind/body problem, including functionalism, nonreductive physicalism, neo-Aristotelianism, substance and property dualism, panpsychism, and idealism. It covers historically significant texts as well as some of the latest literature.

Learning Outcomes: 

Students who complete the course will be familiar with the recent history of the mind/body problem, they will be able to reconstruct and evaluate the main arguments for and against the main views on offer, and hopefully, they'll also formulate or refine their own views on the matter.

Assessment: 

20% in-class presentation of one of the readings

80% essay(s)

Students may submit one (cca. 4000 words) or two (cca. 2000 words each) essays.