2017-2018 Catalog

PHIL 360 Philosophy of Mind

A philosophical treatment of consciousness (including sensation mental imagery and emotion) and intentionality (including mental representation and "aboutness"). Questions to be asked include: "Is it possible to construct a computer which feels pain?" "What is the status of our folk psychological concepts concerning consciousness?" "Is intentionality the mark of the mental?" and "What is the relation between thought and language?" Given in alternate years.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus