Courses: Philosophy of Mind (PHILH251B01)

Spring 2013

The focus of this course is the question of the place of mind in nature, in the world. What sort of thing is a mind? What is it to be conscious? Can there be freedom of the will in a physical world? Could a computer ever be correctly described as thinking? Do animals have minds? Our aim is to clarify what we are asking when we ask such questions, and to begin at least to formulate answers.

Prerequisites: One 100-level philosophy course or its equivalent, or consent.

Fulfills: HU III

Department

Philosophy (Web site)

Taught By

Danielle Macbeth (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Gest 101

Meeting Times

12:30PM-2:00PM