Faculty of Arts


PHIL 200

Philosophy of Mind


Description

There are many philosophical problems concerning mental lives (in particular, human mental lives), how they are constituted and what makes them possible - problems which have generated a vast literature and diverse important philosophical theories. Theories introduced and critically examined will include dualisms, but will mainly comprise forms of physicalism such as philosophical behaviourism, the identity theory and especially various functionalist theories. Essential ingredients of the course will concern philosophical concepts and methodology, relevant to grasping contemporary debates in philosophy of mind and also applicable in some other courses discussing contemporary philosophical debates.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Denis Robinson

Recommended Reading

David Braddon-Mitchell and Frank Jackson: Philosophy of Mind and Cognition: An Introduction. Blackwell Publishing. Second Edition.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

PHIL 200: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points in Philosophy, or any 60 points

Restrictions

PHIL 320


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