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Academic Year 2005/2006
Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 286 SP
This course will be devoted to an examination of several questions about the nature of the mind, such as the relationship between mind and body, the ontological status of the mind and the nature of our access to mental
Twentieth-century approaches to the mind, including behaviorism, reductive and eliminative materialism, functionalism, artificial intelligence and cognitive science, will be examined against a backdrop of Cartesian
about the nature of the mind and our ways of knowing it.
Readings mainly from contemporary sources.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Take-home examinations, short (2-3 page) papers weekly.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students will normally be required to have taken one previous course in philosophy, except for majors in PSYC, NS&B, SISP or COMP. Some background in philosophical issues and argumentation will be assumed. Students who
are interested in cognitive
science and related areas in psychology, linguistics and computer science, but have no background in philosophy, may take the course, but should be prepared to work at a relatively advanced level.
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- Instructor(s): Hamawaki,Arata
- Times: .M..... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: FISK404;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 25)
- SR. major: 4 Jr. major: 6
- SR. non-major: 4 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 5 FR: 1
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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