Sep 24, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 5400 - Philosophy of Mind

A study of the philosophical problems surrounding our understanding of the nature of mind, mental states, and consciousness, and their relation to mater, and states of the brain and/or central nervous system. Possible topics include cognitive science, artificial intelligence, the relation of mind to body and/or behavior, teleological and mechanistic explanations of human behavior, the philosophical foundations of psychology, behaviorism, functionalism, the nature of intentionality, the concept of a person, the privacy of mental states, knowledge of other minds, and questions regarding free will and determinism.

Credits: 2 to 4 hours

Restrictions Graduate students must be admitted into the M.A. in Philosophy program, unless an exception is granted by the department’s Director of Graduate Studies.

Notes: Open to Upperclass and Graduate Students.

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