this course, we will discuss various questions in the philosophy of
mind. The course is divided into three sections:
- In the first
third, we will look at various answers to a question that has long been
central to the philosophy of mind, namely: "What is a mind?" We will
look at some historical texts, but focus mostly on articles from the
past 50 years.
- In the second third, we will look at some other important debates
(with some input from you all as to topic), such as: Can machines have
minds? To what extent, and how, do our thoughts depend on the
- In the final third, we will look at some contemporary debates (of
your choosing) in the philosophy of mind.