PHIL 340.001 – Philosophy of Mind
Instructor: Jim Pryor. This course meets MWF 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. via remote only instruction.
This course is a survey of central issues in contemporary philosophy of mind. We will consider:
* different accounts of the relation between minds and the physical world, including questions about whether computers could ever have thoughts or consciousness
* questions about how much our thoughts and experiences depend on the nature of our environments, and how much they’re determined by our own intrinsic make-up
* problems about how the mental causally interacts with the physical
Familiarity with formal logic will be useful in this course, though it is not required.
Prerequisite: 1 PHIL course.