Philosophy of Mind

Course Description: 

This course will introduce the main problems of the philosophy of mind: the nature of the mental, the classification of mental phenomena, the mind-body problem, the problems of consciousness and the problems of intentionality (mental representation).

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course, students who have attended class and done the readings will understand the main questions of the philosophy of mind; they will be able to articulate the arguments for or against the central positions on the mind-body relationship; they will
understand the significance of the questions of intentionality and consciousness.


Assessment for 2 year MA students will be by written examination in the Spring term;
assessment for other students taking this course for credit will be by a 2000 to 2500
word essay on a topic agreed with the instructor.

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