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PHIL0352

Philosophy Of Mind

Philosophy of Mind
What is the nature of the mind, and how does it relate to the body and the physical world? Could computers ever think? Do animals have mental and emotional lives? This course will explore several of the major recent philosophical conceptions of the mind. A central focus will be on evaluating various attempts to explain the mind in purely physical terms, including the project of artificial intelligence (AI). Can these theories give us a complete understanding of the mind? Other key questions will include: What is the nature of thought, and how is it capable of representing the world? What is consciousness, and can it be explained physically? 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

PHIL0352A-S15 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0352X-S15 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Y-S15 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Z-S15 Discussion (Spackman)

Spring 2014

PHIL0352A-S14 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0352X-S14 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Y-S14 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Z-S14 Discussion (Spackman)

Spring 2013

PHIL0352A-S13 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0352X-S13 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Y-S13 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Z-S13 Discussion (Spackman)

Spring 2012

PHIL0352A-S12 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0352X-S12 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Y-S12 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Z-S12 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2010

PHIL0352A-F10 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0352X-F10 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Y-F10 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Z-F10 Discussion (Spackman)

Spring 2010

PHIL0352A-S10 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0352X-S10 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Y-S10 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Z-S10 Discussion (Spackman)

Spring 2008

PHIL0352A-S08 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0352Y-S08 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0352Z-S08 Discussion (Spackman)

Spring 2007

PHIL0352A-S07 Lecture

Fall 2006

PHIL0352A-F06 Lecture (Spackman)

Spring 2006

PHIL0352A-S06 Lecture (Spackman)

Spring 2005

PHIL0352A-S05 Lecture (Spackman)

Fall 2003

PHIL0352A-F03 Lecture (Ennen)